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pron. possessive whose, objective whom.
Who and whom are pronouns.
You use who when you are asking about someone's identity. Who can be the subject, object, or complement of a verb. It can also be the object of a preposition.
When who is the object of a verb or preposition, it is followed by an auxiliary verb, the subject, and then the main verb. When who is the object of a preposition, the preposition must go at the end of the clause. Don't use a preposition in front of who.
Whom is a formal word which is sometimes used instead of 'who'. Whom can only be the object of a verb or preposition.
Who is often used in reported clauses.
Who and whom are used in both defining and non-defining relative clauses.
In relative clauses, you can use either who or which after a collective noun such as family, committee, or group. After who you usually use a plural verb. After which you use a singular verb.
When who is the subject of a non-defining clause, don't use another pronoun after it. Don't say, for example, 'He told his mother, who she was very shocked'. Say 'He told his mother, who was very shocked'.
|Noun||1.||WHO - a United Nations agency to coordinate international health activities and to help governments improve health services|
WHON ABBR =World Health Organization → OMS f
who is it? → ¿quién es?
who are they? → ¿quiénes son?
who are you looking for? → ¿a quién buscas?
who does she think she is? → ¿quién se cree que es?
I know who it was → (yo) sé quién fue
you'll soon find out who's who → pronto sabrás quién es quién
guess who! → ¡a ver si adivinas quién soy!
who should it be but Neil! → ¿a que no sabes quién era? ¡Neil!, ¡no era otro que Neil!
my cousin who lives in New York → mi primo que vive en Nueva York
the girl who you saw → la chica que viste
the girl who you spoke to has since left the company → la chica con la que or con quien or (more frm) con la cual hablaste ya no trabaja en la empresa
those who can swim → los que saben nadar
he who wishes to → el que desee ...
deny it who may → aunque habrá quien lo niegue
In direct and indirect questions
"Who" as subject of a verb
"Who(m)" as object of a verb or preposition
"Who(m)" as object of a preposition
WHO[ˌdʌbəljuːeɪtʃˈəʊ] n abbr (=World Health Organization) → OMS f(= Organisation mondiale de la Santé)
Who said that? → Qui a dit ça?
Who is Jacques Chirac? → Qui est Jacques Chirac?
Who is it? (on phone) → Qui est à l'appareil?; (through door) → Qui est-ce?
Who do you work for? → Pour qui travaillez-vous?
the man who saw us → l'homme qui nous a vus
the man who spoke to us → l'homme qui nous a parlé
those who earn more than £50,000 → ceux qui gagnent plus de 50 000 livres
The woman, who has two children, was sent to prison
BUT La femme, mère de deux enfants, a été incarcérée.