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Whoever or whomever: 'happy for ___ has the pleasure of working with you next.'

So sad to lose you, yet happy for whomever has the pleasure of working with you next.
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When whoever vs. whomever fails the he/him test [duplicate]

The following example fails the he/him test for whoever/whomever: Please give the key to whoever needs to open that cabinet. Give the key to him or he? Give the key to him. However, when asking ...
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Whoever or Whomever in this sentence [duplicate]

Should this question begin with Whoever or Whomever: W--- we trust the most is really our master. Clearly the clause "W-- we trust the most" is in the subjective (nominative) position in the ...
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'Alert whomever may read' - should it be 'whoever'? [duplicate]

I read this morning : ... words which leap from the second verse and alert whomever may read the epistle ... to the fact that ... I am not clear with what exactly is going on with 'alert whomever ...
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Direct and indirect objects with "whoever" and "whomever" [duplicate]

I have encountered the following sentence in the wild and it strikes me as incorrect. Is my logic sound? Thanks to whomever left this. First, I reconstructed the sentence with whomever as the direct ...
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What to do when a relative pronoun seems to be both object and subject? [duplicate]

Consider the following: I congratulate him. He won the race. I congratulate him who won the race. I think these are straight-forward. The object of the main clause becomes the subject of the ...
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Whoever vs. whomever where the phrase seems to serve as both indirect object of main clause and subject of subordinate clause [duplicate]

"Would you give my extra points to whoever needs them the most?" Should whoever be whomever? My "opponent" in this discussion is using grammatical terms that I find unique.
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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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To whoever it may concern

I received a letter of confirmation for funding from an English native speaker. She started the letter with: To whoever it may concern, I am not a native speaker, but that sounds quite odd to me ...
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I am [who/whom] G-d made me

Please fill in the blank with the correct word and explain your choice. I am __ G-d made me. A. who B. whom Some people have suggested I elaborate on this question so here goes. The above was not ...
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"Whoever" Vs. "Whomever"

On the subject of "whoever" and "whomever", I was reading this but I am still confused: http://www.grammarbook.com/grammar/whoever.asp What is the correct use of whoever/whomever in the following ...
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Should I use 'whoever' or 'whomever': "I will kill ___ despises me." ?

I know this sentence is a little awkward. Bear with me. "I will kill whomever I despise." -- This one feels correct. However... "I will kill whoever despises me." -- Is this right? Would this one ...
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Subject vs. Object marking for whoever?

I know similar questions have been asked before, but I'm having trouble reconciling the following sentence, received in an email: Can we ask whomever is your contact there to email us a job so we ...
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"It was he/him who/whom I voted for."

I'm not particularly a grammar pedant, but I thought of this sentence this morning and it has defied my searching skills. It was he/him who/whom I voted for. The question here covers something ...
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"for students who" or "for students whom"? [duplicate]

Which of the following example sentences is correct? (one uses who and the other uses whom) This has caused a problem for students who, up until recently, were in good shape. or This has caused ...
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