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for questions that ask about the relative pronouns WHO and WHOM (but not "that" or "which")

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who vs. whom (vs. which) again - can whom be used as a subject of the sentence

Old English grammar books indicate a general rule of thumb for who vs whom - Who should be used to refer to the subject of a sentence. Whom should be used to refer to the object of a verb or ...
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Who does “his” refer to?

You're trapped in a stalled elevator with your annoying boss. A fairy only you can see tells you to superglue his mouth. Otherwise, It'll be 18 hours before you're rescued. Is superglue his mouth ...
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Whom questions here

I talk to my friend about language. I tell her about who whom. I tried to explain to her that whom could be for objects/If you can ask a question/answer it with him/her. She asked me which would she ...
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Is the use of the pronoun “who” correct in the following sentence?

Sentence: "There was some doubt as to who the child's real father was." I have a feeling I should use whom instead: "There was some doubt as to whom the child's real father was." ...
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“To whom”/“Whom to” is that boy running?

Given the sentence That boy is running to his mother. How can this be turned into an object-related question? To whom is that boy running? Whom to is that boy running?
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Different Usage of “for whom” [SOLVED]

Hello Dear StackExchange Users; I know here is a whole of bunch similar questions about the use of "for whom" or clauses. But I had checked them before asking and could not find anything ...
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“Who was… with?”, “Who was with…?”, “With whom…?”, and “Whom… with?”

Leaving to one side whether “who” is the subject or the object of the sentence, to the best of my knowledge all four questions below are considered grammatical and acceptable ways of asking who the ...
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What's the way how to properly put a question to a given words?

I've just taken an online test where I didn't get scores in several tasks. So, I was wondering if this is because of my mistakes or there is an issue with the test. Could somebody take a look and ...
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Noun Clause with WHO

I'm a little bit confused about "Who" in this sentence: "You may borrow as many books as you like, provided you show them to who is at the desk" Is "who is at the desk" a ...
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Writing : Would you quit killing after how many people you would kill? [closed]

A : Would you quit killing after how many people you would kill ? B : I would quit killing after I would kill five more. (or I would quit after I will make the number 10, which is the number of ...
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Who vs whom usage

I have a friend whom I met last year, started a new business, was not interested in it. I have a friend who I met last year, started a new business, was not interested in it. My grammar book is ...
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Bill Jones, WHO/WHOM we believe to be the preeminent authority on the subject

Which is correct? The training material was prepared by Bill Jones, who we believe to be the preeminent authority on the subject. The training material was prepared by Bill Jones, whom we ...
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Is it fine to use “who” for non-human “parent”?

I come across this question: In “h2, h3 a {}”, who is a's parent element? So as "parent" here is not a human, is it fine to use "who" in here?
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Is “…the name of the man to whom I talked on the phone” correct?

Question I don't remember the name of the man _______ I talked on the phone Answers who whom to whom to who I think it's not correct to use who in the above sentence because the second part of ...
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“all of who” or “all of whom”?

In the following excerpt Prominent absentees from the event apart from Punia, were cricketer Ravindra Jadeja, Asian Games gold-medallist shot-putter Tejinder Pal Singh Toor, and silver-winner ...
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Can we say “He is a friend of mine I love” instead of “He is a friend of mine who/that I love”?

To mean "He is a friend of mine who I love" or "He is a friend of mine that I love", can I say "He is a friend of mine I love"? When I omit "who" or "that" in that sentence, it sounds wrong to me. I ...
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Syntax operations. What are the operations involved in the pair here?

What are the syntactic operations are involved in the following pair? IT was: she talked with him via email? IT became: With whom did she talk via email? syntax My book shows that ...
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case of 'who' vs 'whom'

I can't remember ( who, whom ) it was. This is a very common doubt. After searching for long I have understood that in the most simplest way when we can replace the word with 'him' we use 'whom'. ...
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Is “_NOUN_ who each _VERB_” grammatically correct? [duplicate]

I just came across the following sentence; A company with 1,000 employees who each send eight e-mail messages per workday would produce two million messages per year. where who each send sounds ...
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How to use who vs whom in a complex sentence

In these sentences how do I know whether I should use who or whom? Sentence 1: This is the lady who/whom you said lives in the next house. Sentence 2: This is the lady who/whom you say ...
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“Who” or “Whom”?

Please have a look on the following examples: 1-1- Who does he look like? 1-2- Who does he resemble? 1-3- Whom does he look like? 1-4- Whom does he resemble? As far as I know, for “he”’ ...
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Confused about when to use whom and whose [duplicate]

Which is correct: With whom are you going to the park? or Who are you going to the park with? There is also another confusing part of something similar. Example; This note comes from Bob. ...
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What to use :who or whom in this context

He is the first person who/whom I know has ever been to Africa. which relative pronoun works in this context and why?
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“the way in which” VS “the manner in which” including some others

I’m from Korea. It is the way we teach and study relative pronouns “who/whom/which/whose” We study this through this process. I think that it is right to use number 1 and 2. But I want to know if ...
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How to say “Those guys whom you talked to are looking for you now.” in another way?

I have read that "whom" is used only in formal writings.So how can I say the following sentence in a better way? Those guys whom you talked to are looking for you now Is Those guys who you ...
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Who or whom? How to substitute him or her for whom here?

My brother who I'm older than him, lives in Paris. My brother whom I'm older than[NOT than him], lives in Paris. My brother who's younger than me lives in Paris. Why should we ommit "him" ...
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Who vs. Whom - Is there a faster way to identify which one to use besides the he/him method?

Use this he/him method to decide whether who or whom is correct: he = who him = whom Examples: Who/Whom wrote the letter? He wrote the letter. Therefore, who is correct. ...
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One more issue concerning “whom”

Consider, please, the following sentence: She's an actress whom most people think is at the peak of her career. Is whom correctly used here as an object of think? I'd suggest such variants: ...
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Using who/whom/whose for taking a picture

Which is the best way to ask this question? a. Who did he take a picture of at the party? b. Whom did he take a picture of at the party? c. Whose picture did he take at the party?
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Whom I am teaching?

Is "whom" in that sentence correct? She's a mother of one of my students whom I am teaching on Skype
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Should this sentence have “whoever” or “whomever”?

I'm trying to understand how I can correctly apply "whoever" and "whomever" in sentences. I've read up the rules, and I want to know if I'm applying it right. In a sentence like this, should I use "...
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Who or whom, when the person being referred seems to be both a subject and object?

Edit: I am actually a native speaker of English, and I know that "whom" is not often used these days. However, the reason I am asking this question is to better understand grammar, so that I can ...
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“to who may have done this” vs. “to whom may have done this”

What should I use? Whom or Who in this sentence The Noble requests help from anyone with any clues as to whom may have done this. or The Noble requests help from anyone with any clues as to who ...
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What to use here in this context. Who/whom

What to use here? Who or whom? I know who is used when you can replace it with he/she And whom is when him/her But what about this context? Me: I wish I had a girlfriend like her My friend: You ...
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Who vs. Whom which is Ok?

Can we say: Whom do you call friend? Or better it would be: Who do you call friend? Which is grammatically fine? Another questionable is: Whom do you vote for? Or Who do you vote for?
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Are those interrogative 'wh' sentences constructed correctly?

sentences: 1) To whose bag should I attach the ticket? 2) To whose speech should I pay his attention? 3) To whom did you refer this article? 4) To whom does he send the letter? ...
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WHO/WHOM was this book written by?

My version is the following: Whom was this book written by? But I heard a few times that usage of 'whom' is very weird or obsolete in English, although all my teachers taught me to use it and most ...
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meaning of “Who do Dirk and Jake expect to see them in dreams?”

This is an example sentence from the linguistic course "The Ling Space". They've used this sentence to explain that a subject can shift when we change the sentence. Just like them in the sentence ...
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Can the word 'stops ' be used instead of 'stop'?

"Anyone who stops learning is old"- Is the sentence correct? Can the word 'stops ' be used instead of 'stop'?
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Whether to use WHO or WHOM here [duplicate]

I need some clarity on the usage of who and whom, and which is the correct sentence between these two? The man WHOM I thought was thoroughly honest proved to be a swindler. The man WHO I thought was ...
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ACT English Question

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 ...
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How can we use “who” properly in this context?

I want to say that parents are the decision makers about their child's marriage. Is it correct to say these sentences? Parents decide whom their children are going to (get married)/(marry). ...
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Use “whom” or “who” [duplicate]

Anyone whom completed a Discrete mathematics course ? Anyone who completed a Discrete mathematics course ? Which one sentence is grammatically more accurate I feel resistance to use any one of it.
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Is this correct: It is I whom you saw in the window

While there's no problem with It's me whom you saw in the window. if I prefer to use the formal It is I whom you saw in the window. Am I required to follow up with the subject who pronoun or ...
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Does the trick of replacing “who/whom” with “he/him” always work?

In many grammar books, whenever Who vs Whom comes up, you get the rule (who is used for to refer to the subject, whom is for the object or preposition) and then you get this supposedly handy tip: ...
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“depends on who you ask” vs “depends on whom you ask” [duplicate]

Use the adjective exalted to describe something (or someone) that is raised in rank, value, or power. Which group has the most exalted status at your high school depends on who you ask. ...
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“There is no ‘my’ neighbor who/whom I don't like” - Can I use a possessive pronoun after “there is no”?

I wanted to know if I can use possessive pronoun after "There is no". Example:" There is no my neighbor who/whom I don't like. I also wanted to know which word I should use - "who" or "whom"?...
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Which pronoun do I use: who/whom/that?

I know the girl who/whom/that you are talking to. It was the girl who/whom/that her mother punished for stealing money. In these two sentences,which relative pronoun is suitable?
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Whom-clause Vs who-clause

Michael Swan refers to the whom-clause as "not generally considered correct." In his book, he mentions an example for a 'whom-clause' : This is a letter from my father, whom we hope will be out ...
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Relative pronoun use (who/whom)

1.This is the boy who works hard. 2.This is the boy who/whom all praise. Why in first sentence who is in nominative case and in other accusative case?