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Ari 07
Who I am/ What I am Who I am/What I am what's the difference? Which one I should use in this sentence? :”I will follow my dream and be (who/what) I am”
Aug 18, 2020 5:51 PM
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The word "who" relates to things like your name. The word "what" relates to things like your gender. If you are talking about or referring to being "an Italian" for example, (your name is Giovanni Rossi), the sentence, "I will follow my dream and be who I am," works better. If you are talking about or referring to being "gay" for example, (you identify as a homosexual), and you want to "come out of the closet," the sentence, "I will follow my dream and be what I am," works better.
August 18, 2020
Who is only used for people. The word 'what' can be used, but it is better to use it for everything except people. You are a person and so I 'be who I am' sounds best.
August 18, 2020
Ari 07
Language Skills
Korean, Russian
Learning Language
Korean