Student or Learner
I would appreciate suggestions upon these phrases to me which seem grammatically incorrect and i very often hear people use these kind of phrases.
"who all are having the book?"
"who all are having mobile phones in this camp?"
Thank you for your suggestions in advance
it actually means "how many of you have the book?"
but for this,"who all are having the book" is not correct. right?
And what about "are you having the book?" if it's asked from a particular student? What's wrong if it's not correct?
I realise you used both forms of the verb have in your examples. Can I take it as a kind of implication that you think it doesn't matter whether people think of Who of you as referring to one person or more. Or, you meant to show these two forms are both acceptable, in right contexts.
Suppose some one tried to escape from a gaol, he returned to his cell without being noticed after he'd realised he simply couldn't do so. The alarm was triggered anyhow. The guards examined the place where the prisoner tried to escape and there's clearly evidence that only one person was there when the alarm went off. All the prisoners were called to the hall and a captain was ready to deliver a speech.
In this context, if the captain wants the prisoner to turn himself in and have already anouced that one prisoner tried to escape, I guess he is not likely to say Who of you have tried to escape, instead of Who of you has tried to escape. Because he is clearly reffering to one person.
Am I right i thinking so?