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Which vs. who #1 (permalink) Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:19 am   Which vs. who
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #47 "Question Words", question 1

......... one of you is coming to my house later?

(a) Who
(b) Which
(c) Why
(d) How

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #47 "Question Words", answer 1

Which one of you is coming to my house later?

Correct answer: (b) Which

Your answer was: incorrect
Who one of you is coming to my house later?
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Hi,
Why we use 'which one of you', as I think 'which' is used for thing? Please explain for me.
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Which vs. who #2 (permalink) Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:36 am   Which vs. who
 

Hi,

Which here is qualifying 'one' and not a person as in: which one of you people ?

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Who vs. which #3 (permalink) Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:10 pm   Who vs. which
 

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It should also be noted that when which is used as an interrogative pronoun/adjective, it can refer to people as well as to things:

- Which of those men is your brother?
- Which man is your brother?

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Which vs. who #4 (permalink) Wed Oct 22, 2008 19:11 pm   Which vs. who
 

Can't it be: 'Why one of you is coming to my house later?'?
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Which vs. who #5 (permalink) Wed Oct 22, 2008 19:26 pm   Which vs. who
 

Hi Saneta

If you used "why", the word order would have to change:

==> Why is one of you coming to my house later?
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Which vs. who #6 (permalink) Mon Sep 13, 2010 13:16 pm   Which vs. who
 

hello, I know that this forum is about other subject( or matter), but I have a doubt, and I need your explanation... please. Are this clause correct?

we are playing soccers on saturdays.

I think that it is wrong because the present continuous can't be used when we talk about routines or actions that repeat day by day... in this example we should use simple present so it will be that way- We play soccers on saturdays or We are playing soccer next saturday. If I were wrong, please correct me. thank you Alan...
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Which vs. who #7 (permalink) Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:13 am   Which vs. who
 

Interesting forum, i have been just doing the test without checking the explications, but i can see that im going to learn the definition .. Great !
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Which vs. who #8 (permalink) Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:17 am   Which vs. who
 

Jordano wrote:
hello, I know that this forum is about other subject( or matter), but I have a doubt, and I need your explanation... please. Are this clause correct?

we are playing soccers on saturdays.

I think that it is wrong because the present continuous can't be used when we talk about routines or actions that repeat day by day... in this example we should use simple present so it will be that way- We play soccers on saturdays or We are playing soccer next saturday. If I were wrong, please correct me. thank you Alan...

The sentence you are asking about is incorrect. These are all correct:
We play soccer on Saturdays.
We are playing soccer on Saturday.
We are playing soccer next Saturday.
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Re: Which vs. who #9 (permalink) Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:58 am   Re: Which vs. who
 

Alan wrote:
Hi,

Which here is qualifying 'one' and not a person as in: which one of you people ?

Alan

Which one of you is coming to my house later?

Why does Mr Alan write that 'which' doesn't concern a person whereas we are talking about persons in this question:

which one of you..?

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Which vs. who #10 (permalink) Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:22 am   Which vs. who
 

Hi Saneta,

'Which' refers to the number 'one' and not the 'person'.

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