Hello,

In  sentence #1 below, I am curious to know whether the use of the pronoun who is wrong and why sentence # is 2 is preferable.

1. I believe I am not the only person who asks him that question.

2. I believe I am not the only person to ask him that question.

thank you

 

 

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Mrchuffie posted:

In  sentence #1 below, I am curious to know whether the use of the pronoun who is wrong and why sentence # is 2 is preferable.

1. I believe I am not the only person who asks him that question.
2. I believe I am not the only person to ask him that question.

Hi, Mrchuffie—The use of "who" is not wrong. Both (1) and (2) are correct, and neither is preferable outside of context. They have different meanings, and would be used in different cases.

Sentence (1) means that the speaker believes that he and others ask him that question repeatedly. Sentence (2) means that the speaker believes that he is the only person who has asked him that him question.

David, Thanks for clear answer.  That is exactly what I wanted to know.  It was just a minor point , but was niggling at me.

Also, thanks for good wishes to everyone.  I HOPE YOU WILL REMAIN WELL AND THAT THIS WILL ALL BE OVER SOON.

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