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i have been seeing people using ''who is she'' and '' who is her'' ...
so i am wondering which is the right one ??
is the same apply to every WH questions ??
does it ''applied'' to every WH questions ??
is there any grammar mistake in the above sentence ??
should it be '' applied'' or ''apply'' ?? and why ?? when shall i use ''applied'' if it's incorrect??
Who is she? Where are they? It is he. It is I.
However, if the verb is not a linking one, then you use the object pronoun:
Who loves her? Everybody loves her. Who killed them?
However, in informal everyday English, it is common to break this rule. For instante:
- Who is this ?
- It is me. (grammatically this is not correct, but that is the way it is used.)
PS Not a native speaker
When you use the verb "to do" as an auxiliary verb, the other verb is in the bare infinitive form -- that is, the "to VERB" form without the "to."
Does that apply in this case? Yes, that applies here. (present)
Did that apply in that that case? Yes, that applied there. (past, positive)
Did that apply in that that case? No, that did not apply there. (past, negative)
Did you see that? Yes, I saw that.
Did he pick her up at the airport? Yes, he picked her up.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.