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For instance, would the correct sentence be 'whom is he?' or 'who is he?'?

Further, would 'to', 'for', 'with', and so on all be followed by a 'whom' or a 'him'; rather than a 'who' or a 'he'?

Thanks in advance!

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  • Related: Who/Whom do you want to be?
    – herisson
    Apr 15, 2018 at 2:31
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    (1) Be does not have a direct object; Who is he? is correct. (2) Prepositions have objects, but not direct objects; only transitive verbs have direct objects. Also, some prepositions are intransitive and work on the side as adverbs or phrasal verb particles. Apr 15, 2018 at 2:38
  • @John Lawler Don't rule out Prepxit. Apr 15, 2018 at 9:29

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(1) Be does not have a direct object; Who is he? is correct. (2) Prepositions have objects, but not direct objects; only transitive verbs have direct objects. Also, some prepositions are intransitive and work on the side as adverbs or phrasal verb particles.

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