I’m kinda confused on this. Which one is correct, I have a sentence does it say:

I need someone who takes my picture

or is it:

I need someone who take my picture


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    (A) I need someone to take my picture. (B) I need someone who takes pictures.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Mar 1, 2022 at 6:04
  • The natural way to say what I think you mean is: "I need someone to take my picture". But I think your real question is about how to know whether to use "take" or "takes" after the word "who". Am I right?
    – gotube
    Mar 1, 2022 at 6:19
  • Or "I need someone who will take my picture" Aug 4, 2022 at 10:28

2 Answers 2


"someone who takes my picture" would mean a person who takes your picture regularly. Unless you are a celebrity, you don't have people (who are not known to you) who take your picture.

You almost certainly mean "I need someone to take my picture." The infinitive gives the purpose of you. The infinitive form is always "take".


"to take" is a verb that conjugates in the present tense to "takes" in the third person singular but to "take" in the first and second person singular and all plurals.

In your case

"I need someone who takes my picture"

should be the correct one.

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    Can you explain how Jessi would know that it should be the third person singular? They conjugated it twice correctly in their question, so that's probably not the problem
    – gotube
    Mar 1, 2022 at 4:55
  • Okay, I've updated my answer considering what Jessi's looking for. Mar 1, 2022 at 5:05

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