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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017 9:19:18 PM
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I read the following excerpts on Rediff.com:

You are telling people what they should watch and what they should not.

What is the grammatical form, meaning and function of "what" here?

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sureshot
Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017 9:53:04 AM
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Jigneshbharati wrote:
I read the following excerpts on Rediff.com:

You are telling people what they should watch and what they should not.

What is the grammatical form, meaning and function of "what" here?

Thanks

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In the given context, "what" is a pronoun. It stands for "the thing(s) which". If you said "what programmes they should ...", "what" is a determiner.
Jigneshbharati
Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017 12:25:36 PM
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