Quiénes or quién when asking a question

SherryC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Quiénes or quién when asking a question

"-¿A ________ vamos a ver esta noche? -A Luis y Gerardo."

I wrote 'quién' because I thought the questioner wouldn't necessarily know that they would be seeing more than one person. That answer was marked wrong.  Would we normally use the plural when asking about an unknown number of persons?

EDIT: I just looked at the question again and see that there was a hint (which I managed to miss) about which PLURAL to use,  but my question about which we would normally use still stands.

Asked 10 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Sherry

As a more "general" question without thinking too much if it's going to be a singular or a plural answer, you can use the singular "quién" - but if the speaker knows that there´s going to be more than one person involved in the answer, then you use the plural "quiénes". 

I hope it answers your question.

Saludos

SherryC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Yes, it does. Thank you, Inma!

Quiénes or quién when asking a question

"-¿A ________ vamos a ver esta noche? -A Luis y Gerardo."

I wrote 'quién' because I thought the questioner wouldn't necessarily know that they would be seeing more than one person. That answer was marked wrong.  Would we normally use the plural when asking about an unknown number of persons?

EDIT: I just looked at the question again and see that there was a hint (which I managed to miss) about which PLURAL to use,  but my question about which we would normally use still stands.

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