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In the sentence "I hope it's who he ends up with", should it be whom instead of who?

I think it should be whom, because we're talking about the one he ends up with. He is the subject, but the one he ends up with is the object. That's why whom.
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Who vs whom in "many of { } are yet to be born" [duplicate]

I understand that when "those" is referred to as the subject of the verb we use "whom", and when "they" is the object we use "who". But consider the following ...
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Who vs. Whom – 'some of who have endured relentless conversation about B these past eight months and all who have long endured me.' [duplicate]

The full sentence is Finally, I am hugely indebted to my family, some of who have endured relentless conversations about B these past eight months and all of who have endured me. Is who correct in ...
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How do you find the subject with two groups and a who after it?

O George, the man of the year, who [IS or ARE] the bright spot of the world, lead us by your example! A friend said George is the subject and therefore it should be IS. I say Who which becomes You ...
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Merriam-Webster's 'who/whom' dilemma

Please note I don't need theory on who/whom usage. I need to understand the dictionary's explanation. I found the following article on merriam-webster.com recently: https://www.merriam-webster.com/...
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Use the object pronoun or the subject pronoun as the relative pronoun heading a restrictive clause that employs a transitive verb and a linking verb?

EXAMPLE: James is the man who/whom we know is who won it. I've been trying to work this out, but for the life of me, I can't work out in such a scenario as shown above if the restrictive relative ...
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Verb agreement with "who" in a question

"They were being rude." She said. I went to ask her, "Who was being rude?" Then I thought to myself, as an English teacher (TEFL), why on earth did I just use the singular when ...
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with whom ... or whom with

In the sentence below: "In user-based approach, the recommendation is based on users of the same neighborhood, with whom he/she shares common preferences." why can't we say "In user-...
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Should these sentences actually use 'whom' instead of 'who'? [duplicate]

I'm fairly confident that some of the grammatical advice I've been reading recently is arrant balderdash. It relates to the distinction between the ‘who’ and ‘whom’. I'm sure this is a classic case on ...
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Who or whom again but I think slightly different [duplicate]

'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!) [closed]

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?

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 C. what D. how B and D are obviously wrong. ...
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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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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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Who are or who is? [duplicate]

I have a sentence: They are planning to have holidays soon. What will be the question? Who IS planning to have their holidays soon? or Who ARE planning to have their holidays soon?
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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": Is it "most of who" or "most of 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 "...
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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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