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I am new to the forum, so I apologize if this thread is in the wrong place. By May, I should have a BA in English and I am currently awaiting word on various MFA Screenwriting programs that I have applied to. Before I leave my undergraduate career, I wanted to solidify my grasp on the English Language.
Please examine my analysis and grammar of the following sentence and inform me of any mistakes that I may have made.
(Pardon the hokey nature of the following sentences)
Jake accepts the job of homeschooling Robert Jacobs, the sixteen years old whom has been expelled from his previous school.
INDEPENDENT CLAUSE + PREPOSITIONAL PHRASE + APPOSITIVE + DEPENDENT CLAUSE + PREPOSITIONAL PHRASE = Complex Sentence
INDEPENDENT CLAUSE = Jake accepts the job
Jake = SUBJECT
PREPOSITIONAL PHRASE = of homeschooling Robert Jacobs
of = Preposition
Robert Jacobs=Proper Noun
APPOSITIVE = the sixteen year old
old = Adjective
DEPENDENT CLAUSE=whom has been expelled
has been = Auxiliary Verbs
expelled = Predicate
PREPOSITIONAL PHRASE= from his previous school.
from = Preposition
his = Pronoun
previous = Adjective
I would have to agree with The Parser.
who has been expelled? Robert Jacobs.
That makes him the subject of the relative clause, so you must use 'who'.