Pre-quiz • He is the man who/whom I admire. • Who/whom will be elected president in November. • On who/whom the prank was pulled? • Who/whom wrote the letter? • For who/whom should I vote?
Who/whom do I love? • He jumped out of bed and ran to see who/whom the parcel was for. • Who/whom do you think she is? • Who/whom loves you? • It is the man wearing the red ballcap who/whom found the gold.
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Who vs. Whom? • Who and whom are relative pronouns • Who is only used when it is used as the subject of a sentence • Whom is used when it is used as the direct object of a sentence or the object of a preposition • If noun is object of a “to be” verb, the object operates as a nominative and who would be used instead of whom.
Rule of Thumb • If you can insert the word he, then you can use the pronoun “who” • If you can insert the word him, then you can use the pronoun “whom” • “M” is whom
Example of misuse WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?
Examples • Who/whom is St. Louis’ first baseman in the playoffs? • Albert Pujols is golfing with who/whom while the Cardinals are playing in the playoffs? • Michael Scott is the one who/whom used to manage Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton branch. • Pippa Middleton may not be the princess, but she still is the one for who/whom many heads turn. • She is the one who/whom turns many heads
Post-test • Who/whom are you going to invite? • He doesn’t know who/whom the boss of the company is. • I don’t care who/whom you invite. • They hired the man who/whom we interviewed last week. • Who/whom is going to do the dishes?