I was perusing through past ACT English questions, and I came across the question:
"while pretending to be a person _____ in a different country and century"
The possible answers were:
- A: whom had lived
- B: who were to live
- C: whom lived
- D: who lived
The correct answer was D, but I am having trouble understanding why it is "D." My thought is that it would have to be whom, as the subject, person, was the object of the verb "be." Thus, "D" seemed impossible from my point of view. Could anyone share some insight into why my path of thinking was incorrect?