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  1. Newbie
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    Subject questions

    Hi guys!

    I'm new here on usingenglish. I'd really like to know the grammatical reason why when you ask for the subject of a question (subject questions) as in "who loves Peter?" or "what happened here?", you have to use the verb in 3rd person singular.

    Thanks so much!

    Looking forward to your replies!

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    Re: Subject questions

    Think of who as which person and what as which thing.

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