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He must decide who/whom to be. Which is correct?

Which of the following two sentences is correct? He must decide who to be. He must decide whom to be. I can think of arguments for both sides, but I'm not sure. To elaborate, is who(m) the ...
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Bob does not know who/whom the thief is. Which is correct? [duplicate]

In the sentence: Bob does not know who/whom the thief is. Should it be who or whom? and why? I don't really understand it in cases like this. I was told to think about them being analogous to him/he ...
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Why do we say “who you were” and not “whom you were”? Isn't it the object of the verb?

I have a grammar which says that "whom" is used when it follow a preposition. E.g: to whom am I speaking. to whom it may concern. The grammar also says that "whom" is the object form of "who". E.g. ...
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“who is entitled” or “whom is entitled”: which is correct? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the rule for using "who" or "whom"? Which is correct? A certificate is a statement that states who is entitled. A certificate is a ...
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“a patient who is” or “a patient whom is”? [duplicate]

I am still very confused on when to use who and whom, I understand the idea these sentences are correct: He is the person who won the competition. That is the person whom I went on holiday ...