Using Who and Whom. p. 185 - 187. Forms of Who and Whoever. Nominative who, whoever Objective whom, whomever Possessive whose, whosever Who and whom can be used to ask questions and to introduce subordinate clauses. Who in Questions.
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Nominative who, whoever
Objective whom, whomever
Possessive whose, whosever
Who and whom can be used to ask questions and to introduce subordinate clauses.
In a question, who is used as a subject or as a predicate pronoun (follows a linking verb).
Who wrote the song “This Land Is
The writer was who?
In a question, whom is used as a direct or indirect object of a verb or as the object of a preposition.
Whom did you ask?
Object of a Preposition
From whom did you get the
(Who, Whom) are you speaking to?
You are speaking to (who, whom).
To is a preposition.
To whom are you speaking?
A subordinate clause contains a subject and a verb but does not express a complete thought and cannot stand alone as a sentence.
Today is the day when I will win an award.
Subject = I
Verb = will win
Who should be used when the pronoun functions as the subject of a subordinate clause.
Pete Seeger is a singer who cares about the environment.
Whom should be used when the pronoun functions as a direct object, an indirect object, or an object of a preposition.
Bob Dylan is one singer whom Pete Seeger influenced.
(Pete Seeger influenced whom).
Pete Seeger is a singer (who, whom) I admire.
I admire (who, whom).
For # 1-5, who the correct form of the pronoun and identify how the pronoun functions in the sentence.
Object of a preposition