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    Is the following sentence correct?

    "Among the two ladies in the photograph, who is you?"

    Is it correct to say who is you in the above sentence?

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    Re: Is the following sentence correct?

    I would use:

    Which of the (two) women/ladies in the photo(graph) are/is you?

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    Re: Is the following sentence correct?

    "Among" implies choice from more than two, actually from a few or more ladies. I think OF is the preposition here. I would say "Of the two ladies in the photo, which one is you?" But you'd better wait for native speakers' replies.)
    Here's a link to a similar question, I think the second answer is correct.
    Is it O.K. to say "which one is you?" or the correct form is "which one ARE you?"? - Yahoo! Answers
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: Is the following sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post

    Here's a link to a similar question, I think the second answer is correct.
    Is it O.K. to say "which one is you?" or the correct form is "which one ARE you?"? - Yahoo! Answers
    It depends in what context you are asking that question...If you are looking at a friends group photo and not sure of which one is them, then you say "Which one IS you" not which one are you.But if you are addressing them in first participle/personally then you say "Which one are you"-but more correct is "WHO are you"?...WHO is for a singular person, WHICH is for singular inanimate/neutral objects.
    Is it O.K. to say "which one is you?" or the correct form is "which one ARE you?"? - Yahoo! Answers
    depend [dɪˈpɛnd]vb (intr)1. (foll by on or upon) to put trust (in); rely (on); be sure (of)

    2. (usually foll by on or upon; often with it as subject) to be influenced or determined (by); be resultant (from) whether you come or not depends on what father says it all depends on you

    3. (Economics) (foll by on or upon) to rely (on) for income, support, etc.

    4. (foll by from) Rare to hang down; be suspended

    5. to be undecided or pending
    depend - definition of depend by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
    Can the verb "Depend" be followed by the preposition "In?"


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    Re: Is the following sentence correct?

    I wouldn't use it normally- though you could create a context where it would not be wrong, but you can nearly always do that.

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    Re: Is the following sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Can the verb "Depend" be followed by the preposition "In?"
    In the sentence you quoted, "It depends in what context you are asking that question", 'in' is not directly connected with 'depend'. Compare:

    1a. It depends why you are asking that question.
    1b. It depends on why you are asking that question.

    2a. It depends what context you are asking that question about.
    2b. It depends on what context you are asking that question about.

    3a. It depends in what context you are asking that question.
    3b. It depends on in what context you are asking that question.
    3c. It depends on what context you are asking that question in.

    3c is ugly.
    Last edited by 5jj; 03-Mar-2013 at 13:17. Reason: typo

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    Re: Is the following sentence correct?



    Thank you so very much, 5jj, for putting me in the picture. I couldn't picture what you mean by "Com." Will you clear it up, please? Again, thank you.


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    Re: Is the following sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post


    Thank you so very much, 5jj, for putting me in the picture. I couldn't picture what you mean by "Com." Will you clear it up, please? Again, thank you.

    I don't know how 'Com' managed to appear at the end of my post. I have removed it.

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