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Published on March 31, 2008

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WHY? He doesn't know who the boss of the company is . Subject of the indirect question I don't care whom you invite . Object of the indirect question She isn't sure whose car that is . "Whose" shows possession of car.

He doesn't know who the boss of the company is .

Subject of the indirect question

I don't care whom you invite .

Object of the indirect question

She isn't sure whose car that is .

"Whose" shows possession of car.

YOU Have to Understand! SUBJECT Who is the subject of a verb, like he or she . Subjects do things. OBJECT Whom is the object, like him or her . Objects have things happen to them. POSSESSIVE Simply means the subject has something

SUBJECT

Who is the subject of a verb, like he or she . Subjects do things.

OBJECT

Whom is the object, like him or her . Objects have things happen to them.

POSSESSIVE

Simply means the subject has something

I know the man _____ won the contest. Who (subject) Whom (object) Whose (possessive)

Who (subject)

Whom (object)

Whose (possessive)

Who, whom, whose? We knew the actress ____ starred in the movie. She knew the family _____ house we bought. They hired the man _____ we interviewed last week.

We knew the actress ____ starred in the movie.

She knew the family _____ house we bought.

They hired the man _____ we interviewed last week.

Testing the Sentence? I know exactly _______ I'm going to support in the upcoming election. Answer the question: I’m voting for him/her or she/he. SHE/HE/THEY = who (subject) HIM/HER = whom (object)

I know exactly _______ I'm going to support in the upcoming election.

Answer the question:

I’m voting for him/her or she/he.

SHE/HE/THEY = who (subject)

HIM/HER = whom (object)

That's the professor ____ spent 10 years living with the pygmies in Central Africa. _____ spent 10 years living with the pygmies in Central Africa? HE/SHE/THEY did? Or HIM/HER did?

That's the professor ____ spent 10 years living with the pygmies in Central Africa.

_____ spent 10 years living with the pygmies in Central Africa?

HE/SHE/THEY did? Or HIM/HER did?

Can you please tell me the names of the people _____ helped organize the AIDS charity event? _____ helped organize the AIDS charity event? HE/SHE/THEY did? Or HIM/HER did? WHO -WHOM

Can you please tell me the names of the people _____ helped organize the AIDS charity event?

_____ helped organize the AIDS charity event?

HE/SHE/THEY did? Or HIM/HER did?

WHO -WHOM

Interesting Trivia The form "whom" is becoming less and less common in English. Many native English speakers think "whom" sounds outdated or strange.

The form "whom" is becoming less and less common in English. Many native English speakers think "whom" sounds outdated or strange.

All should be Whom Who did you come to the party with? I don't know who he gave the book to. That is the woman who I was talking to. Who did you get that from? Do you have any idea who he sold his car to? That is the person who I got the information from.

Who did you come to the party with?

I don't know who he gave the book to.

That is the woman who I was talking to.

Who did you get that from?

Do you have any idea who he sold his car to?

That is the person who I got the information from.

TEST These sentences Whose dictionary is on the table? It doesn't look like this is the right address. _______ did you ask for directions? We have two extra tickets for the concert. ______ wants to go with us? It wasn't me! I have no idea _______ left the oven on. ________ car is parked in the handicapped parking space? If someone doesn't move it, it's going to be towed. The police have called in an expert to identify _______handwriting is actually on the ransom letter. Do you remember ______received the Academy Award for best actress that year? Was it Nicole Kidman?

Whose dictionary is on the table?

It doesn't look like this is the right address. _______ did you ask for directions?

We have two extra tickets for the concert. ______ wants to go with us?

It wasn't me! I have no idea _______ left the oven on.

________ car is parked in the handicapped parking space? If someone doesn't move it, it's going to be towed.

The police have called in an expert to identify _______handwriting is actually on the ransom letter.

Do you remember ______received the Academy Award for best actress that year? Was it Nicole Kidman?

Tuesday Practice 1. ____ wrote this book? 2. _____ are you going to recommend? 3. _____ dictionary is on the table? 4. It doesn't look like this is the right address. ______ did you ask for directions?

1. ____ wrote this book?

2. _____ are you going to recommend?

3. _____ dictionary is on the table?

4. It doesn't look like this is the right address. ______ did you ask for directions?

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