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Who or whom again but I think slightly different

'Voters Will Know Who to Blame': I saw this headline in www.commondreams.com today. I think it should be whom. Is whom now obsolete?
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Incorrect test answers for an English test? (Urgent!)

I want to preface this and say that I am not a native English speaker. I'm planning to get into the university and to do it, I have to take a test to show how good my English is. And in this test ...
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Who or whom in a sentence with multiple verbs

Would it be correct to use "who" or "whom" in the following sentence? Industrialization in the USSR did not provide a better life for many soviets, especially the peasants, who(m) ...
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who or whom? “The director (whom/who) regarded as competent enough, resigned from the company.”

In the sentence"The director (whom/who) regarded as competent enough, resigned from the company.", should i use whom/ who? The rule is - Whom should be used to refer to the object of a ...
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Who vs Whom- Overthinking or Bad Tricks?

I get confused about the “tricks” we are supposed to use to figure out the right word. “Don’t forget about the commissions you’ll be earning coming from those who you referred.” I realize “you ...
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Why do we use “what” instead of “who” in "what is your name?

"What is your name?" instead of "who is your name?" any explanation?
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those who(m) he thought were guilty

The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language (Page 466) says: a. those whom he thought were guilty b. those who he thought were guilty Here who(m) is subject of the content clause functioning as ...
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English Grammar: who or what?

Thank you for clicking into this page to help me. I feel confused in choosing between 'what' and 'who' in the following question: I want to be liked and loved for____I am inside. A. who B. where ...
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which is correct?: [whom vs. who] he claimed gave him bad directions

I came across an article titled: “Man admits murdering 2 whom he claimed gave him bad directions” (https://www.google.co.kr/amp/s/www.deseret.com/platform/amp/2011/8/16/20386522/man-admits-...
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is it whom or who in this phrase? [duplicate]

which of these two phrases is correct? A - The man, WHOM from now on we will refer to as Jim, approaches the table and stands next to the lady. B - The man, WHO from now on we will refer to as Jim, ...
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Who/whom puzzle

The Blue Book of Grammar has a question: "John knows WHO/WHOM the winner is." The correct answer is: "John knows WHO the winner is." But ... The main clause is "John Knows." But WHOM is actually the ...
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'Who' with location answers

So I have a question about 'Who' usage. For the question 'Who has the best soccer team' why is it that a country can be the answer? I know that we could also say 'Which has the best soccer team' but ...
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Who or what or which?

Is it Who are the main competitors? or What are the main competitors? The word `competitor' is referring to a firm / company here. If it were referring to a person, then I would say the first ...
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When he first entered the classroom no one knew who/whom/whoever/whomever he was? [closed]

I am unable to understand which one is the correct?
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Who you gave your electric guitar to? [closed]

Who you gave your electric guitar to? Is the above question grammatically apt?
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How to use who V.S. whom [duplicate]

Can someone explain how to use how V.S. whom? Please give an example for both, please!
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“Who wore it better?” vs “Who did wear it better?” [duplicate]

A friend of mine has posted two pictures: one with him wearing a fun dress, the other one with a girl wearing the same fun dress. He commented: "Who wore it better?". My doubts arise because I don't ...
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Can you ask *Who* feeds the calves? If the answer is going to be “Their mother”, which is obviously the cow i.e. an animal

Question: Who feeds the calves? Answer: Their mother, the cow. Since the answer is going to be "Their mother", which is obviously the cow i.e. an animal, shouldn't the question be What feeds the ...
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Using “that” instead of “who”, as a relative pronoun?

When referring to a person, why would anyone use "that" instead of "who"? For example: "The musician that won the award is very creative." instead of: "The musician who won the award is very creative....
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Who is your top 5 or who are your top 5? [closed]

Can someone help me with this one? I don't know if I will use is or are with this? Is is correct to use Who is your top 5 most beautiful artist? or Who are your top 5 most beautiful artist? Thank you ...
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I have many friends,who all or all of whom are students

which is correct "I have many friends,who all are University students" or "I have many friends,all of whom are University students"?
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Love me for whom/who I am [closed]

should we rather say 'love me for whom I am', or 'love me for who I am'? Which is grammatically correct, please? Thank you.
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Who and which - What to choose when we are referring to a choice between two or more things or persons

“who is your father in the crowd?” Vs “which is your father in the crowd?” Which is correct? What is difference in meaning between them?
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Is it ok to use “who” in this case?

I need help to verify if this sentence is correct. The original sentence was: Please provide contact details below of a person within the organization who is legally permitted to verify your ...
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Using 'I' with 'who' in a sentence. Is this grammatically correct?

I am not sure whether the following sentence is grammatically correct. Could someone please guide me on this? Is there a better alternative? I am the new CEO of this company who has taken over from ...
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The all too frequent conundrum involving “who” and “whom” [duplicate]

Sir Reginald Wingate, a British general, is said to have described the Bedouin as “an untrained rabble, most of whom have never fired a rifle.” Should it not have been "who" instead of "whom" in that ...
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Is this how one should use 'who', 'whoever', 'whom' and 'whomever'?

I know that 'whom' can be the object of a preposition, but since 'whom' is an object pronoun, and since only transitive verbs can receive an object(s) --- if this is wrong I'd appreciate it if you'd ...
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It is necessary to use “who” a second time in this sentence?

Here’s an example of a sentence I’ve come across — actually, part of a sentence. Is it necessary to use "who" a second time in the sentence, before "may" (see example below)? If ...
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Indian English, use of who

Maya is sister of dhara who is doctor. Maya is sister of dhara, who is doctor. In both statements who is used for which person???
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“Those who hold …” vs “Those whom hold …” [duplicate]

Random English exercise for myself because I like words: Those who hold the plant will die. Those whom hold the plant will die. Which sentence is grammatically correct? Opinion: It is the first ...
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Whom should I say is calling?

Note, originally my question was "should I ask" instead of what I meant, which is "should I say". Sorry for the confusion. If I do an internet search about: Whom should/shall I say is calling. I ...
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Identifying the subject: Should ‘who’ or ‘whom’ be used here?

Now, while I think I have come to terms with 'who' and 'whom', I read an article from Oxford Dictionaries that confused me: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/usage/who-or-whom This article states that ...
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Subordinating conjunctions “who” & “when” as subject clause?

I understand who and when can be used to introduce adjective clause for sure like the following sentences. The time when it is good for us to meet has not been decided. The person who is qualified ...
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Who or whom in resume bullet

I've read the other posts outlining usage of who vs. whom, but I can't seem to apply them to this sentence (or rather bullet point on a resume). Should I be using who or whom (or something else ...
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“Never knew who to trust” - Object in indirect question [duplicate]

The phrase "never knew who to trust" is from a fairly recent popular song. It should be "never knew whom to trust". My question is: how do you reach that change? Is it because "whom to trust" ...
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Why is it “Who do you help?,” not “Whom do you help?”?

I happened to watch a lecturer was explaining word order of English in the beginners’ English learning course in NHK’s - Japan’s largest and publicly-owned broadcasting network – educational TV ...
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“Whom” or “who” in this context? [duplicate]

I'm not a native speaker so my apologies if this question is dumb. Which one of these is correct? I didn't know what to do, so I asked my sister whom has done this before I didn't know what to ...
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Is it who, whom or, that?

For the phrase, "... more than those that have come before." what is most correct? Is it who, whom or, that?
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Which is correct English? “The girl who(m) they say is a singer” [duplicate]

The girl who they say is a singer, met me last night. or The girl whom they say is a singer, met me last night. Note: We Follow British English.
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Who/whom dilemma [duplicate]

Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct? She sees Mr. Robinson, whom she contends is the best she has known. She sees Mr. Robinson, who she contends is the best she has known. Am I ...
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Who and whom problem [duplicate]

I learned the rule recently. Then I was confused a little bit. The song Every lie, by My Darkest Days, has the line: Trying to undo the love that I'm tied to. Who haven't you lied to? as far as I ...
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Is it “That's the family that is moving in…” or “That's (they're?) the family who is (are?) moving in…”?

I know that 'who' refers to people and 'that' refers to things. But what about when the thing IS people, such as a family? Would I say, "That's the family that is moving in next door soon.", or "That'...
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Would I use who or whom in this scenario? [duplicate]

I know there are numerous examples of who vs whom. But I can't find anything that really makes me feel confident in how to write this. The sentence is The two most important are the satisfaction ...
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What is the mistake in “There are many Danes who speak English”?

My students — Danish high school, year 13 — have to identify and explain mistakes in sentences. I have corrected so many, I cannot find the problem in this one: There are many Danes who speak ...
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Is there an easy and succinct way to say this? (question regarding the relative pronoun: who/whom)

Say I wanted to shorten the phrase "It's on the back of the man who is over there" so that the first clause becomes "the man's back." Is there any way to move from there with any ...
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Can we delete who

In sentences with there is/are and a relative clause such as these: There is a man who(/that) speaks English. There are some people who (/that) speak English. Can we delete who (or that) ...
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“…will divide the people (who/whom) most need to be brought together” [duplicate]

With a two-party system, our nation will divide the people (who/whom) most need to be brought together. Do I use who or whom for this sentence? I think that "people" is the direct object and ...
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“Who is God” or “What is God”?

Which is correct: "Who is God?" or "What is God?" In my opinion God is "who", but I've just seen a billingual book with a title "What is God?" and I got confused.
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How do I choose between ‘who’ or ‘whom’ when the subject pronoun is unclear?

A friend needs help with his who and whom Right on the heels of my recent question regarding why 'who' and 'whom' present difficulties for so many native and non-native learners, comes another complex ...
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Somewhere, somewhat, somehow, some…day? [duplicate]

While talking to myself the other day, I noticed something odd. We have the five W words and the H: What When Where Who Why How I've heard three of these words said with "some" at the start: ...