だれが Or だれに


#1

Hello Guys!

I had learned in previous lessons that the question word だれ could only be used with the particle が, but now the textbook came up with this question.

だれにいちばん会いたいですか

I understand that particle に is being used because of the verb 会う. So my question is:

Doesn’t it matter that this is formulated as a question?
Does the rule change when using だれ with verbs whose object is marked by a に particle?
Would it be the same if a wrote the sentence using particle が?

Thanks!


#2

If だれ is a subject in a clause, you can’t use は, that’s what the が rule means. That has more to do with the distinction between は and が than with だれ specifically.

This だれ is not a subject, but an object.


#3

I see, I had misunderstood the rule but you just made it much more clear. Thanks a lot!