Questions with Who: Grammar Guide and Examples

Today we are going to learn how to make questions with who, so that we can ask questions about people.

When we use questions with who, the questions are asked by using: “Who”

For example:

  • Who is your mother?       
  • Who do you love most?
  • Who would you like to meet?
  • Who will win the next World Cup?
  • Who will be the next President of the United States?

Questions with who can be made with all tenses in English so you have plenty of options to make these types of questions

Question with who using Present Tenses

These are some examples of questions with who using present tenses

  • Who are you?
  • Who is Elon Musk?
  • Who is Joe Rogan?
  • Who is Lebron James
  • Who is the current UFC heavyweight champion
  • Who is Warren Buffett?
  • Who is Donald Trump?
  • Who is Kim Kardashian?
  • Who is Tom Cruise (movie star) married to?
  • Who is Prince? (singer)
  • Who is Prince Harry?
  • Who is the current president of the United States?
  • Who are these three judges on America’s Got Talent?
  • Question with who using past tenses
  • Who is your favorite superhero?
  • Who did you vote for in the last election?
  • Who will you vote for in the next election?
  • who is your favorite actor on NCIS?
  • Who was the last person you kissed?
  • Who is your favorite family member?

Personal Questions with Who

These are some personal questions with who that you can have to bring back some memories

  1. who did you give your first kiss to?
  2. who are you in love with now?
  3. who broke your heart and how long ago did they do it?
  4. who did you last hold hands with?
  5. Who stole something from you?
  6. Who did you last hug?
  7. who do you cry to when you’re feeling down?
  8. who stole something from you and then gave it back?
  9. Who did you meet last week?
  10. who has made you the happiest in life?
  11. Who makes you laugh until it hurts?
  12. who is your best friend and why?
  13. who do you owe the biggest apology to and why?
  14. Who did you like from high school?
  15. Who did you last talk to on the phone?

Question with who using Past Tenses

These are some examples of questions with who using past tenses

  • who was that?
  • Who invented the telephone?
  • Who invented the computer?
  • who was the first person on the moon?
  • who won the first Boston Marathon?
  • Who was the first man to walk on the moon?
  • who killed 2Pac?
  • Who wrote the Lord of the Rings?
  • who wrote ‘Huckleberry Finn’?
  • who discovered gravity?
  • Who was the first US president?
  • Who was the first UFC light heavyweight champion?
  • Who was Johnny Depp married to?
  • Who built the great wall of china?
  • Who created the WWE?
  • Who invented Coca-Cola?
  • Who discovered penicillin?
  • Who was your singer from the ’80s?
  • who invented the internet?
  • Who created the atomic bomb?  
  • Who wrote the novel “Moby-Dick”?
  • Who invented the telephone?
  • Who is the CEO of Apple?
  • Who painted the Mona Lisa?
  • Who was the lead singer of the band Queen?
  • Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

Some Interesting Questions with who and their Answers

These are some questions and answers with who

Who created the atomic bomb?

The atomic bomb was created by

Who killed 2Pac?

When Tupac Shakur died in 1996, questions about who killed him began flying around immediately but no one can be sure as to who was responsible for his murder

Who invented Coca-cola?

Dr. John Pemberton, a pharmacist in Atlanta Georgia created the syrup for Coca-Cola in May 1886.

Who Invented WI-FI?

Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian-American actress and inventor who pioneered the technology that would one day become the basis for today’s WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth communication systems.

More ESL Conversation Questions

If you are looking for more resources to practice your English skills or have meaningful conversations with your students, I’ve compiled a list of some posts with conversation questions.

Check them out before your leave:

  1. Discussion Questions about Fashions and clothing
  2. Discussion Questions about Wars
  3. Discussion Questions about Shopping
  4. Discussion Questions about God
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  6. 100 Great Health Conversation Questions
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Manuel Campos, English Professor

Manuel Campos

I am Jose Manuel, English professor and creator of, a blog whose mission is to share lessons for those who want to learn and improve their English