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Questions tagged [who-whom]

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

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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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Who should I talk to about labeling food in the refrigerator? vs. Whom should I talk to about labeling food in the refrigerator? [duplicate]

Which one is correct? Second sentence looks formal but both of them are okay as far as I know. What do you think?
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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” or “whom” in this text? [duplicate]

Context makes clear who Trump had in mind. (Source) Shouldn't it be "whom" in the above sentence?
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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?
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Should I use “who” or “whom” in the following sentence?

Example: Someone wants me dead? I can't think of who/whom. Should I use who or whom? Why?
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Who or whom? “Figure 1 depicts a surveillance system, detecting pedestrians whom are crossing dangerous regions.”

In the following sentence, should I use who or whom? It is highlighted in bold. For instance, Figure 1.1 depicts an operating smart surveillance system, detecting pedestrians whom are crossing ...
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Who/whom confusion

In this sentence "whom" is correct, but I think "who" is also correct. I need some grammatical explanation. John was crying for who/whom he lost. Context - John lost his best friend in an accident....
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usage of who vs whom [duplicate]

Sentence that needs correction: "Angela was curious about the unopened letter on the table and wondered for whom it was meant." I think the whom should be replaced with who because the sentence ...
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“who” vs. “whom” and when to omit the relative pronoun

This is the boy who was asked by the teacher to stay back after school. This is the boy whom the teacher asked to stay back after school. This is the boy the teacher asked to stay back after school. ...
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Who or Whom in this sentence Subject/Object?

I read many sources on the correct usage of who and whom, like this answer. From that answer, it seems that you can always use who, I didn't know that. However I would like to know if in this ...
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Who vs Whom. Which one is appropriate? [duplicate]

Who will you voting for in the Lok Sabha Elections 2014? Whom will you voting for in the Lok Sabha Elections 2014? Which one is correct, and why? Please explain in detail.
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Would you say “He's someone you'd rather not meet here”?

Is this sentence grammatically acceptable? He is someone you would rather not meet here. Or does it need to be something like this? He is someone who/whom you would rather not to meet here.
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How can one differentiate between “who” and “whom”?

Many times, I've been asked the difference between "who" and "whom". I myself know the difference, but it is hard to explain to others. What is the easiest way to explain it to those with a basic ...