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A relative pronoun and A questionary pronoun.

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A relative pronoun and A questionary pronoun.

Postby pdh0224 » Thu Sep 30, 2004 10:48 pm

Dear teacher,

Ms. Espinosa is also aware of her own fairy tale experience. "I like who I've become here," she said. "And I see who I've become when I go back home. I feel like I go back. I see where I would be if I never came. I'd still be at Disney, singing with a cover band and doing industrials and singing background tracks for friends who are pursuing recording careers."

Q : I think the function of "who" in "who I've become here" and "who I've become when I go back home" is a questionary pronoun as an indirect question. But the first sentence "I like who I've become here" is odd to me. I believe "who" as a relative pronoun is better than "who" as a questionary pronoun in the sentence.

=> I like myself who I've become here



What do you think?
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Postby Alan » Fri Oct 01, 2004 4:38 am

Loosely, this 'who' - here meaning 'which/what kind of person' - would be classed as a nominal relative, but is more strictly analysed as a conjunctive pronoun.
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