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    Subject/Object Question

    Hello. Look please at the sentence below and tell me if "who" functions here as the subject of the question or object of the question. Thanks.

    Who is your favourite singer?

    I'm confused because I can answer either: "Shakira is my favourite singer" or "My favourite singer is Shakira"

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    Re: Subject/Object Question

    Because "is" is a linking verb, there is no object. As the sentence is written, "Who" is the subject.

    In your other two sentences, "Shakira" is the subject of the first, and "My favorite singer" is the subject of the second. In both cases, what follows the verb is a predicate nominative, words that restate the subject.

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