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Should it be "10 points to whomever knows the answer" or "10 points to whoever knows the answer"?

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  • Related question, Subject vs. Object marking for whoever?.
    – user140086
    Feb 25, 2016 at 13:14
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    @andrew leach While it is sort of a duplicate, this is a bit more complicated since the preposition to immediately precedes whoever. The noun clause is the object of the preposition. That does not trump the grammatical role of whoever, but it adds to the confusion and might warrant an explanation.
    – bib
    Feb 25, 2016 at 17:07

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