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"Who are washing the brown dog?"

Translation:Ketkä pesevät ruskeaa koiraa?

July 10, 2020



Although "who" can refer to more than one person, saying "Who is washing the brown dog?" is more common.

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    "Ketkä pesevät...?" is plural.


    It's still "Who is...". This is because 'who' is always singular. You only ever get 'Who are...' when 'who' is the acting object of the verb.

    E.g. "Who are they?" - They is the acting subject here, so we use the plural form. This is shown in the answer "They are...".

    "Who is washing the car?" - Who is the subject here, so we use the singular form because "who" is always singular.


    When asking a question about a group, you use the singular form of the verb after who normally, as in, "who has their jacket with them" or "who is in the building"

    [deactivated user]

      Who "is" washing not who "are"


      Who are the people


      "Who are" is ungrammatical

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