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Who and whom? The usage of relative clause

I'm an English learner. I wanted to know which one is correct. I like the girl who lives next door. I like the girl whom lives next door. For me I know I can separate the sentence into two ...
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"from whom" or "from who"?

I think that 'who' is not good here because it is in front of a preposition. 'whom' seems to be grammatically ok. A paper I've been reading is written as following. Who? or Whom? which is correct here?...
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Which clause a preposition belong to matters to determine whether who or whom is used?

In general, both who and whom can be used in the following sentence, although whom may be preferred in strict grammar: I knew who/whom he was talking with. I think in the following sentence, whom ...
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For who or For whom

What is the correct usage in the sentence: “I am the one for who / whom the cafe was kept open.” Since who / whom refers to the subject “I”, would the subjective case “who” be correct?
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Some people wanted to, but the police failed to reveal they

In Garner's Modern American Usage, Garner provides the following quote from a newspaper article: “There are a number of people who might have wanted to kill Robert [...], but the intervening two ...
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Can't we use "WHOM" for an object if it has a preposition?

I read this in a book: We do not use whom when the preposition is in this position: Mr. Lee, who I spoke to at the meeting, is interested in our proposal. (not Mr. Lee, whom I spoke to ...) But, ...
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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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"...tell me the number of {who/whom} wrote this paper..." -- should it be "who" or "whom"?

I talk to my friend about language. I tell her about "who" and "whom". I tried to explain to her that "whom" could be for objects--if you can ask a question or answer it ...
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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 [duplicate]

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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With whom/who VS who/whom with

Which is correct: 1) Who do you want to come with? 2) With who do you want to come? 3) Whom do you want to come with? 4) With whom do you want to come? I heard using "whom" is formal and "who" is ...
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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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"Who does this course fit for" Vs. "To whom does this course fit for"?

What is the difference between "Who does this course fit for" and "To whom does this course fit for"? And are they build correctly? My purpose is to ask to which people this course fits (...
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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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