English Pronoun Who
Learn English Who Pronoun

Grammar Pronoun- Lesson Ten

In this grammar lesson, you learn about Who pronoun in English and how to use it in your English conversation and writing. Just follow examples and write them down a few times to learn them very well. After finishing this lesson, you should work on its quiz.

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singular or plural

subject object possessive adjective possessive pronoun reflexive pronoun

These pronouns are used when making statements or asking questions about identity or ownership.


subject = who

Who is he?
Do you know who he is?


object = whom

Is this the person with whom you spoke?
A: To whom did you speak?
B: I spoke to Anna.

whom = Anna


possessive adjective = whose

A: Whose skateboard is this?
B: It’s Spencer’s skateboard.

Spencer is the owner of the skateboard.


possessive pronoun = whose

A: Whose is this?
B: I don’t know.

A: Whose are these?
B: They’re John’s.


this = singular (1)

these = plural (2+)


reflexive pronoun = None

There is not a reflexive pronoun that can be used with “who.”


There are a few important things to consider when using these pronouns:

Many Americans choose not to use “whom” unless the situation requires it. “Whom” sounds very formal. While it’s not grammatically correct to use “who” instead of “whom” when the pronoun should be in the objective case, most Americans do it anyway
Don’t confuse the contraction “who’s” (who is) with “whose.” This is generally a spelling issue because both words sound the same.

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Exercise 10

Fill in the blanks with….

who who’s whom whose

1. ________ called?

2. I can’t tell _________ shoes these are.

3. ________ at the door?

4. ________ are these?

5. ________ shoes are these?

6. To ________ are you speaking?

7. ________ did you call?

8. We don’t know __________ coming.

9. ________ is he?

10. ________ there?


Answers: 1. Who; 2. whose; 3. Who’s; 4. Whose; 5. Whose; 6. whom; 7. whom or who; 8. who’s; 9. Who; 10. Who’s


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