Unit 11.1

Wh- Question words: Who…?

wIntroduction

Wh- questions always begin with one of the wh- question words (interrogative pronouns), which show what kind of information is wanted.

The pronoun who is a wh-question used to ask about the subject of the action.

Form

The pronoun who is an interrogative pronoun that coincides with the third person singular and acts as the subject of the sentence.

Questions with who have this structure:
Who + verb (third person singular) + …?

Example

  • Who works at the Red Cross?
  • Who belongs to a political party?
  • Who wants to go to the cinema?
  • Who does she work for?
  • Who is your favorite singer?
  • Who owns this car?
  • Who is he talking to?

Use

We use who to ask about the subject of the action.

Summary

Who is a wh- question word used to ask about the subject of the action. This pronoun coincides with the third person singular, and it acts as the subject of the sentence.

For example:
— “Who wants ice cream?” = We use who to ask something about somebody.

Let’s revise this content within the {Form} section. Take a look at the {Example} section that shows its use within a context.

Exercises