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Want to find out who drove the red car #1 (permalink) Sat Jul 02, 2005 14:27 pm   Want to find out who drove the red car
 

Test No. incompl/elem-9 "Relative Pronouns", question 7

The police want to find out ......... drove the red car into the shop window.

(a) who
(b) who's
(c) whose

Test No. incompl/elem-9 "Relative Pronouns", answer 7

The police want to find out who drove the red car into the shop window.

Correct answer: (a) who
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Who is the correct answer as shown on the site.
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Want to find out who drove the red car #3 (permalink) Sat Aug 16, 2008 4:26 am   Want to find out who drove the red car
 

Can i use "Who's = Who has" in this case?

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Want to find out who drove the red car #4 (permalink) Sat Aug 16, 2008 8:46 am   Want to find out who drove the red car
 

Hi,

If you use 'who has', the verb would have to be 'who has driven' and in the test sentence the verb is 'drove'.

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Want to find out who drove the red car #5 (permalink) Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:12 am   Want to find out who drove the red car
 

Dear Mr. Alan/Torsten

I have a question, if I am not wrong in the following sentence "police" is collective noun and collective noun is treated as singular.

The police want to find out ......... drove the red car into the shop window

why here is used "police want to find out........." why not "police wants to find out"..........

one more question "may & might" is used to show the possibilities. But could you please explain where "may be and might be" used and what is difference of usage between "may & may be" and "might & might be"

Please help me out and guide me

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Want to find out who drove the red car #6 (permalink) Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:54 am   Want to find out who drove the red car
 

I think taht there must be " the police want-s to find out" in the sentence above
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Want to find out who drove the red car #7 (permalink) Thu Sep 02, 2010 14:30 pm   Want to find out who drove the red car
 

hi,when we use WHO or WHO'S
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Want to find out who drove the red car #8 (permalink) Thu Sep 02, 2010 17:18 pm   Want to find out who drove the red car
 

who's = who is.
who = what or which person...
whose = pronoun - belonging or associated with which person.

Who's the person who knows whose book this is?
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Want to find out who drove the red car #9 (permalink) Sat May 14, 2011 23:04 pm   Want to find out who drove the red car
 

Dear Torsten,
Good morning!
As usual I only got 8 correct on my first take,and a bit cofused on question no.2 and 7.Especially on question no.2 but I read all your explanation here I fully understand what it means.
One time.on my way going to work i read some lines in ad which says: "i drink,i health".one question puts in my mind.the second line is that correct?

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Want to find out who drove the red car #10 (permalink) Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:13 am   Want to find out who drove the red car
 

The police/The jury etc has/have... What is used in spoken English?
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Want to find out who drove the red car #11 (permalink) Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:28 am   Want to find out who drove the red car
 

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Hi,

The word 'police' is always used as if it was plural - The police are investigating the crime. Other collective nouns such as 'jury' are followed by either plural or singular forms of a verb. It depends whether you consider the noun as a single entity or a group/number of people.

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