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    who and whom

    Please tell me if I am using who and whom correctly in the sentences below. Please explain my mistakes if I have any.
    1.Whom should I call in case of emergency?
    2.Who left the dirty clothes on the washer?
    3.The man who came to repair the T.V. arrived very late.
    4.The teacher whom we admired spoke at our graduation.
    5.Each of the boys is speaking to whomever passes the house.\6.
    6.One of the men who we met is Joe's uncle.
    7.A girl who Jack and I like spoke to us today.
    8.Ask whomever you meet to help you look for Sam, Frank, and her.
    9.He is a person who is always late.
    10.One of the boys who we know is very tall.

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    If you're using 'whom', then 6,7 and 10 should also have it. they are correct as they stand in modern English, but 'whom' could be used in each.

    In 5, I'd use 'whoever' as it is the subject of the verb, even though it comes after a preposition.

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    Re: who and whom

    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    Please tell me if I am using who and whom correctly in the sentences below. Please explain my mistakes if I have any.
    1.Whom should I call in case of emergency?
    2.Who left the dirty clothes on the washer?
    3.The man who came to repair the T.V. arrived very late.
    4.The teacher whom we admired spoke at our graduation.
    5.Each of the boys is speaking to whomever passes the house.\6.
    6.One of the men who we met is Joe's uncle.
    7.A girl who Jack and I like spoke to us today.
    8.Ask whomever you meet to help you look for Sam, Frank, and her.
    9.He is a person who is always late.
    10.One of the boys who we know is very tall.
    What TDOL said!

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    Regardless of what grammarians say, I would say, "Who should I call?" Also, I would say the teacher we admire(d) or one of the men we met.

    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Regardless of what grammarians say, I would say, "Who should I call?" Also, I would say the teacher we admire(d) or one of the men we met.

    :)
    I agree with your second. It is simpler without the whom or the who. 8)

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