Can you see who those people are standing at the gate

fh3579

Senior Member
Chinese
This sentence is cited from a grammar book.

Can you see who those people are standing at the gate?

How to comprehend the sentence?
"standing at the gate" is used to describe "who" or "those people"?
 
  • Beryl from Northallerton

    Senior Member
    British English
    I would say that 'standing at the gate' is further information about 'those people'.

    Some people, a minority in my view, ask (roughly) the same question using this word order: 'Can you see who those people standing at the gate are?'
     
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