I understand the difference between 'who' and 'whom', but in the following sentences I'm not sure whether to use 'whoever' or 'whomever':

'Give wh-ever did that a pay rise.'

'Tell wh-ever is teaching the class that I will be a little late.'

I look forward to reading your responses!


The rule is to use "who" where "he" makes sense and "whom" where "him" makes sense. The same rule applies for "whoever" and "whomever."

One would say, "he did that" instead of "him did that." Likewise, one would say "he is teaching the class" instead of "him is teaching the class."

Therefore, the correct word is "whoever" in both cases.

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