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I'm just trying to determine the correct wording for this sentence

I want to say the following: 'I'll hunt around to see whom I can persuade into doing this.' I'm not sure if it's supposed to be "whom" or 'who'. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Who/whom + who relative clause

Is the following sentence grammatical? "Whom who was in his prime has Floyd Mayweather fought in his career?" I want to question whether Floyd Mayweather has fought any boxer during the boxer's ...
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Is it “who” or “whom”? [duplicate]

"Once in a great while there comes along a human with the right arrangement of brain cells and life choices and experiences whom is capable of helping the human race advance along the scale of ...
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Who vs whom grammar

I found a grammar rule about when to choose "who" and "whom". Rule. Use this he/him method to decide whether who or whom is correct: he = who him = whom So I have a question about ...
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Is “ Whom did you give the book? ” ungrammatical?

You gave him the book. (1) Based on the sentence (1), it seems to me that the following form of question is possible: Whom did you give the book? (2) instead of To whom ...
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What’s the rule for using “who” and “whom” correctly?

I can never figure out whether I should use who and whom. Most people use who for both colloquially, but that’s not correct. What’s the rule for using who and whom correctly?
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“With who” vs. “with whom”

Is this correct? The person with whom I'm doing the project should be here soon. If it is, is with always a dative preposition (like mit in German)?
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Whom or who when it comes to attended a concert [closed]

I actually love seeing him live in concert and am quite envious to those whom were able to go.
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Who and whom usage in single-word-sentence

I know that if you say something with only one person—for example "Look over there, it's Jack"—the correct response is "who?" (short for "who is Jack?"), or at least I'm pretty sure this ...
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The Who/Whom examples in Strunk and White's Elements of Grammar [duplicate]

From Strunk & White, Elements of Grammar, 3rd Ed., p.11: "When who introduces a subordinate clause, its case depends on its function in that clause." They then give four examples without ...
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Should I use who or whom? [duplicate]

This is part of my sentence (for an essay): "For example, Kate- the Governor's sister, who/whom was later executed-...." Should I use who or whom in this situation?
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He must decide who/whom to be. Which is correct? [duplicate]

Which of the following two sentences is correct? He must decide who to be. He must decide whom to be. I can think of arguments for both sides, but I'm not sure. To elaborate, is who(m) the ...
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“Who is this about?” or “Whom is this about?”

I've got a video about some famous person and I want to ask someone else "who this person is". Would it be correct to ask: Who is this video about? or Whom is this video about? Thanks a ...
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“Who” vs “Who”. When to use “who” and when to use “whom”? [duplicate]

The lady _____ Belle say is her colleague used to be an air stewardess. Mr M, _____ everyone thought was a chauffeur is Alec’s dad. This is Alec _____ everyone knows has a wealthy dad. "Who" vs ...
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“I don't know who(m) I am”? [duplicate]

Do I say "I don't know who I am" or "I don't know whom I am"? Similarly, do I ask "Who am I" or "Whom am I"? In the Broadway show Hamilton, a character sings, "But I'm not afraid / I know who I ...
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Friends “that or who” I consider my best friends

Can I ever use that for people, or must it be who? Which one is correct? I have friends from all walks of life that I consider my best friends. I have friends from all walks of life who I ...
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Who or Whom question [duplicate]

In the sentence: Bob does not know who/whom the thief is. Should it be who or whom? and why? I don't really understand it in cases like this. I was told to think about them being analogous to him/he ...
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“With what […]?” or “What […] with?”

Making a comparison with Who/Whom I now have a question about the use of what with prepositions in questions. I'll explain by example: These two sentences are correct, one is more formal than the ...
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Is the use of whom appropriate in the phrase “You are with whom your mind is.”?

And why? I always see whom used in questions. This is not a question, is a statement. Whom sounds correct to me, but I'm not sure if it is and why. The "rules" I've seen around are all for ...
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Who do you want to talk to? Whom do you want to talk to? [duplicate]

Who do you want to talk to? Whom do you want to talk to? Which one is correct sentence?
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“He may have been criticized by people who/whom have other opinions” [duplicate]

"He may have been criticized by people who/whom have other opinions" Which is right, who or whom? :)
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Please teach me which is the correct way of saying this Who vs, Whom sentince:

I understand the concept of using the He/Him rule for Who/Whom (He=Who, Him=Whom), but I am not sure about how to go about the following sentence for an art project: All who can understand and accept ...
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Is “whom” correct in “I speak of him, whom is…”

Is the following sentence grammatically correct? I speak of him, whom is one of the best people I've met. I think that sentence to be grammatically incorrect. I believe it to be as such because ...
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Differentiating between who and whom [duplicate]

So my class has this question, which is: Probably it can be anyone (who/whom) is qualified, perhaps even Mr Capp. (Found on page 112 in Grammar for Writing Workbook.) I personally put who, ...
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The use of nominative “whom”

From page 48 of Law: A Very Short Introduction, by Raymond Wacks: In other words, you owe a duty to persons whom it is foreseeable are likely to be harmed by your conduct. To try to parse this, ...
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“Who” or “Whom” in this sentence [duplicate]

I know very well that my question is in the duplicate department, but I need to be sure on the usage of "Who/Whom" in this particular example. She met my brother, who/whom she later married. ...
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“Tom, whom I have not seen yet” or “Tom, who I have not seen yet” [duplicate]

Which is correct: I want to meet people like Tom, whom I have not seen yet or "I want to meet people like Tom, who I have not seen yet?" There is no preposition before who(m), and I'm not ...
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Whom or Who in this sentence: These men, all of WHOM or WHO were well-known, well-respected statesmen, were viewed by their peers [duplicate]

Here's the full sentence: "These men, all of who were well-known, well-respected statesmen, were viewed by their peers and common people alike as great thinkers in their day. I just can't really see ...
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Who or whom in a sentence [duplicate]

Programming skills are an important criteria for whom we choose to hire Programming skills are an important criteria for who we choose to hire very subtle I'm guessing it's the second, but I have ...
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“Who are you staying with” or “Whom are you staying with?” [duplicate]

Which one is correct? Who are you staying with or Whom are you staying with?
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Is this use of “whom” correct? Can I use “who” here instead?

I want to shorten this: I sent emails to four others. One person responded. Does the following sentence correctly use whom to achieve my goal? I sent emails to four others, one of whom ...
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“Whom” or “who” where the referent is both subject and object?

I understand there has been so much on this topic but I am still confused. I get that if the person is the subject it is who and anything else is whom. However, I'm really struggling to work out this ...
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“Who to follow” or “whom to follow”?

On twitter, there's a "who to follow" button on the upper side of the screen. Shouldn't it be "whom to follow"? This page suggests that whom is the correct usage in a case like this.
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“With whom” vs. “with who” [duplicate]

It suddenly came to my mind that this is quite strange: Obama, with whom I was at school, has just come to live in our street. Who are you hanging out with? Obviously, both sentences are ...
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Who vs. whom in complex sentences

I know that who is used when asking about a subject (Who is at the door?) and whom is used when asking about an object (By whom was the door opened?). How do you determine which one to use when the ...
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What pronouns are used in the vocative?

A coauthor and I are drafting a letter, and we're not yet sure whom we're going to be sending it to. So I sent a draft to my coauthor, which started Dear [whomever]: Now, that line in a letter ...
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Who's who or Who's whom? [closed]

I'm wondering if the phrase "Who's who" as in "a who's who of the community" should be "Who's whom" on the basis that if you rephrase to a question and remove the apostrophe you get "Who is who?" ...
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Usage of Who and Whom [duplicate]

Trouble here. Is it correct to use 'whom' in this case? Thanks! "By submitting assignments accurately and in a timely manner, I gained professors’ trust, whom then granted me more advanced ...
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Can a phrase be the object of a clause and how would its subject change? [duplicate]

Take the sentence: I speak all over to whoever will listen. ...at first blush, I thought, "Ah — whoever should be whomever." However, I then noted that in the phrase "whoever will listen", ...
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Prepositions at the end of sentence and whom

I believe it's okay to end a sentence with a preposition. That seems to be the consensus here as well. Now I think that when who is the object of a preposition, it should technically be whom, e.g. ...
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May I please help who(m)ever is next [duplicate]

I am bringing up a rather pedantic point here, but, one that has me completely stumped. This is going to require some serious grammar knowledge. I was in a line at a shop today and the teenager at ...
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Whom or who in this case? Google thinks who [duplicate]

I was asking someone "whom were you horrible to?" And thought, is it who or whom? I believe it's whom but when I typed the phrase into Google search It felt differently.
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Whom vs Who: object Judas + whom [duplicate]

The test itself lies in attempting to apply this new update to a card belonging to Judas, whom is a legitimate user of the system. Is Judas considered the subject or the object? I'm considering ...
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Is this an appropriate use of “to whom?”

Is the following sentence grammatically correct? With the exception of a few members of my family, you are the only three people to whom I actually care what happens.
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A situation of who vs. whom [duplicate]

The sentence in question is "I had known (who/whom) my opponent was". Would you use who or whom in this context, and why? Thanks.
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Case of Pronoun [duplicate]

I want to know _ you talked to. (who or whom) I want to know _ the culprit is. (who or whom)
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Question on who vs. whom [duplicate]

I answered two questions incorrectly during my SAT prep class, and they seem to contradict each other. The first question was: The district manager agreed to promote the employee who he saw ...
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Should I use who or whom when the subject is plural? [duplicate]

I realise there has been a lot of discussion of who vs whom on these forums, but as far as I can tell none of the previous posts answer my question. Which of these sentences is (more) correct, and ...
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“Which professors…” or “Whom professors…”? [closed]

Which one is correct? Which professors do you recommend? Whom professors do you recommend?