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    #1

    what's he to you

    Hi teachers,

    Which one of the following is correct?

    What's he to you?
    Who is he to you?

    As far as I know "what's he to you?" is correct.

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    #2

    Re: what's he to you

    You're right, it's correct.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: what's he to you

    Yes, they're both right, but they have different meanings.

    In American, the informal expression "What's it to you?" means "Why do you care?" or "What difference does it make to you?" So "What's he to you?" means "Why do you care about him?"

    "Who is he to you?" means "What's his relationship to you?" or "How do you know him?"

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    #4

    Re: what's he to you

    They both work in BrE too.

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