who loses

azz

Senior Member
armenian
a. When the members of a rock group don't get along, who loses is their fans.
b. When the members of a rock group don't get along, who loses is the audience.
c. When the members of a rock group don't get along, who loses is people like you and me.


Are the above sentences grammatically correct?

"Who" here is supposed to mean "the people who". It seems to me that in informal speech the sentences would pass, but they are not correct in formal English. "Who" could mean "whoever", but not "the people who". That's just my impression...

Many thanks.
 
  • DonnyB

    Sixties Mod
    English UK Southern Standard English
    No: I would say "who" is wrong there, even informally. :(

    You could do it as either "those who lose are..." or "the losers are...".
     
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