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Is the word "who" singular or plural. For example,
Who have come or who has come? Or is it both plural and singular. As I have heard it’s plural. Please correct me if I am wrong.

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Welcome to ELL. Basic questions are off topic. However, to answer you - who is both singular and plural. Look #1 here -oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/american_english/… – Maulik V May 7 '14 at 15:15
I would not call this a "basic question". – J.R. May 7 '14 at 16:05
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Who can be either an interrogative pronoun ("Who is that?") or a relative pronoun ("The man who sells fruit"). Neither interrogative pronouns (question words) nor relative pronouns (which/that/who and variations) are bound to grammatical number by themselves. The plurality is instead bound to the object in question.


"Who is that man?" - singular due to "man"

"Who are those people?" - plural due to "people"

"The man, who is sitting there,..." - again singular due to "man"

"The men, who are sitting there,..." - plural due to "men"

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And, going back to the O.P.'s example: "This is the woman who has come all the way from Canada" vs. "These are the teammates who have come from Toledo". Also, I think that when the number is unknown, we usually go with the singular by default: "Hello? Who dares to knock on the king's door so late at night?" – J.R. May 7 '14 at 16:08

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