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    Hi,
    Im studying relative pronouns and I have doubt about: whose, who or whom.
    For instance: Whose, I can use for substitute her, him and their, this is only possibility?
    Who and whom Id like one explanation about their, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anderpepe View Post
    Hi,
    Im studying relative pronouns and I have doubt about: whose, who or whom.
    For instance: Whose, I can use for substitute her, him and their, this is only possibility?
    Who and whom Id like one explanation about their, please.

    Thank you, one hugs everybody!
    as u substitute his, hers ours etc with whose so u substitute he she our with who and similarly him her, them , us with whom. i m sure tht i m right . if any mistake was there infrm me too. thx murtaza

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    Default Re: Relative Pronouns

    When in doubt, make two sentences:

    Ex: He doesn't know who the boss of the company is.
    1. He doesn't know.
    2. Max is the boss of the company. <subject =who>


    Ex: I don't care whom you invite.
    1. I don't care.
    2. You invite Max. <object = whom>


    Ex: She isn't sure whose car that is.
    1. She isn't sure.
    2. That is Max's car. <possessive = whose>

    Try it out and see if works for you. If not, let us know and we will help you more.

    Source: ENGLISH PAGE - Who, Whom, Whose

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    Thank you for help me.
    Now, its easy for study!


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    You're welcome.

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    Hello guys, whats up?
    I need help.
    I need to transform this phrase with whose.
    We kidnapped Noriega out of Panama.

    Now:
    Noriega whose we kidnapped out of Panama.

    I need use the relative pronoun in this situation.

    Is this correct?


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    "whose" is a possessive pronoun > "The man whose daughter we kidnapped".

    "who" > Noriega who we.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    "whose" is a possessive pronoun > "The man whose daughter we kidnapped".

    "who" > Noriega who we.....
    Hi Anglika

    In my opinion, we should use whom [accusative case]

    Noriega whom we kidnapped..., i.e. we kidnapped Noriega , and the question is Whom did we kidnap?
    Is it correct?

    Thank you.

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    Yes, thank you, it is correct. I was concentrating on the incorrect "whose"

    However, I also have to say that it would be a very common colloquial sentence using "who".

    I very much like this instruction:
    Rule #3: Give it a sincere and honest effort to determine is it's who or whom. If it takes more than a 30 seconds to figure it out, pick the one that sounds best to the ear (read it aloud) and move on. Why? Because even grammarians are likely to squabble over which to use.

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    Thanks guys for help me!
    now I understend how I can use "whose".

    thanks everybody!

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