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    #1

    'Question about the subject' versus 'questions for the subject'.

    Hi teachers,
    Today arose this question in one of my classes, and I don't know which one is better or if both are OK. For me is 'a', but I don't know why.
    a) "I'm using 'who' because I'm asking a question about the subject".
    b) "I'm using 'who' because I'm asking a question for the subject".

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: 'Question about the subject' versus 'questions for the subject'.

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi teachers,
    Today arose this question in one of my classes, and I don't know which one is better or if both are OK. For me is 'a', but I don't know why.
    a) "I'm using 'who' because I'm asking a question about the subject".
    b) "I'm using 'who' because I'm asking a question for the subject".

    Thanks in advance.
    Use "about" or "on", not "for".

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    Re: 'Question about the subject' versus 'questions for the subject'.

    Unless the question is to be put to the "subject" in person.

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