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What vs. Who? #1 (permalink) Sat May 02, 2009 11:54 am   What vs. Who?
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #93 "Why Questions", question 4

......... was the first man in space?

(a) When
(b) Where
(c) Which
(d) Who

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #93 "Why Questions", answer 4

Who was the first man in space?

Correct answer: (d) Who
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why is "what" incorrect?

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What vs. Who? #2 (permalink) Sat May 02, 2009 12:12 pm   What vs. Who?
 

Olya, WHAT is a thing..... plus, it wasn't even included in the choices.
WHO is a person.
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What vs. Who? #3 (permalink) Sun Feb 14, 2010 22:57 pm   What vs. Who?
 

Hi
What about "When" can we say:
When was the first men in space?
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