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Questions about the objective pronoun 'whom' and its usage.

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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 'whom' incorrect in this sentence? [duplicate]

As the story unfolds, a malicious rumor about Mr. Simon spreads after the principal suspends a school bully for beating up a female classmate whom he thinks has "cooties."
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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 or whom? “I wanted you to listen to this interview by an author who(m?) many of you read”

Which word should I be using in the following sentence: "I wanted you to listen to this interview by an author who(m?) many of you already read". Who or whom? I saw this answer What’s the rule for ...
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“whom…must…”: is this real sentence grammatical?

I encountered this curious sentence on page 234 of the 1859 novel, Natalie; or, A Gem Among the Sea-Weeds, by Emma V. Hallet writing under the pseudonym “Ferna Vale”, marked here in bold: In a few ...
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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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Did Martin Scorsese use “whom” properly in this interview? [duplicate]

I was reading an interview with Martin Scorsese in the Times and he said the following: But, no matter whom you make your movie with, the fact is that the screens in most multiplexes are crowded ...
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Do I use whom or who in this sentence? [duplicate]

Family engagement is crucial to developing children’s emergent literacy skills because children who are raised in homes that promote literacy do better in school and they grow up to be better readers.
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Who vs. whom when the he/him test is unclear

I'm not sure whether the following sentence requires who/whom: Does anyone know who/whom I can speak with about that? If a similar sentence began with who/whom, it would be "whom." Whom can I speak ...
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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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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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Whom, who or that?

Which is the correct sentence? Match me only with people I kissed or people that I am following or Match me only with people I kissed or people who I am following or Match me only with ...
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Do I need whom in this sentence? [duplicate]

"One of the benefits of this is that it will eliminate gym anxiety if you have any because you are with someone whom you trust."
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Whom/Who do I look like? [duplicate]

Is "Whom do I look like" the 'proper' way of saying "Who do I look like?" I know that second option is the most used one, but still
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Correct use of “whom”

It is something in this sentence, which does not seem correct to me. Maybe the way I use whom? We use 70% of the data to estimate the probability of default of the remaining 30% of the data. In ...
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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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“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 ...
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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 ...
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Usage of “to both of whom”

I am writing a short formal acknowledgement in a paper, and I would like to thank two people at the same time. The phrase I'm using is essentially: Coffee was paid for by John and Anna, to both of ...
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New Yorker “Who”/“Whom”

Has The New Yorker changed its "who"/"whom" policy? Recently, I noticed--for the first time in fifteen years of more or less consistent readership---two occasions I considered non-standard, both from ...
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who or whom in the following sentence? [duplicate]

I saw the following sentence: Sally, who I saw in town yesterday, is a friend of my sister. But I think it should use whom instead of who, since Sally is the guy I saw, so why not use whom?
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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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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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Can anyone help me to understand if the following sentence requires 'who' or 'whom'? [duplicate]

I am writing a story and would like to know which one is correct: a) "...and it was impossible to know who was sheltering whom." b) "...and it was impossible to know who was sheltering who." I ...
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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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Whom and who in the same sentence

I'm struggling to wrap my brain around this and would appreciate some advice please. Are there situations where it is appropriate to use Who immediately after Whom? Here's my example from a story I'...
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Which is correct in this example? Who or whom? (example upon which my friends and two professional editors could not come to an agreement) [duplicate]

I know this question has been posed many times already, but I've had several people (some even professional editors) who cannot decide on the correct form in this sentence. Three men, one demon, ...
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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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Are 'him' and 'as' redundant in this sentence? What should be the correct construction?

Construction 1: "John Lenon, whom the fans call him their savior,..." Construction 2: "John Lenon, whom the fans call as their savior,..." Construction 3: "John Lenon, whom the fans call their ...
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Who vs Whom in an relative clause? [duplicate]

I'm fairly aware that who is used for subjects and that whom is used for objects. However, what about when the object is actually being modified by a clause? I have the sentence We can determine ...
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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....
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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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Can a noun be both a subject and an object at the same time?

John Knight, who/whom I spoke to yesterday, seemed to be rather irritable. In this sentence, John Knight is an object because I (the subject) am speaking to him; however, he is also a subject since ...
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how do you use whom [duplicate]

I have a quick question in this sentence would you use who or whom? I have expectations of whom you wed This is not in a story but this is purely for learning the rules of using whom.
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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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Stuck on this who vs. whom scenario! [duplicate]

Microsoft Word wants to change this "whom" to "who" -- but wouldn't that be wrong!? She previously saw another physician in the practice whom she describes as a “terrible doctor.”
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preposition modifying compound object

"The ethical standard is to abstain from sexual intimacies with colleagues or with staff for whom you have supervisory, evaluative, or instructional responsibility." Does the above sentence mean ...
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Why does my grammar book say “whom” is more correct than “that” in this example sentence?

According to a grammar book, it is incorrect to state "The company directors realized too late that the man that they had just brought in was unsuited to do the job." They claim it is better to state: ...
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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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Can I replace 'whom' with 'that'? [duplicate]

Can I say Mr. Smith is a teacher that I really like. OR Mr. Smith is a teacher whom I really like.
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can who be used as the informal form of whom?

In a grammar book, there were two examples used to clarify the difference between who and whom, and to show that who can be used as the informal form of whom, and there would be no difference in ...
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How do I choose between ‘who’ or ‘whom’ when the subject pronoun is murky?

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 ...
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WHY do so many people struggle with ‘who’ and ‘whom’?

When to use ‘who’ and when to use ‘whom’ seems to be one of the most common areas of confusion for English learners, and even possibly for native speakers. Personally, I don't find it confusing at all ...
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“With whom …?” vs. “Whom … with?” [duplicate]

Which one of these questions is correct or both? A With whom do you watch movies? B Whom do you watch movies with?
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Conflicting who/whom usage rules in a sentence [duplicate]

Consider the sentence "Please gather information on who can serve as a proctor." The he/him, she/her test gives conflicting answers here: One would say "Please gather information on her", but "He can ...
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Is “to whom much is given, much will be expected” from Gorsuch's speech grammatical?

After Justice Gorsuch was sworn in, he gave a speech that included this line: And to the American people, I am humbled by the trust placed in me today. I will never forget that to whom much is ...