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    whom or who

    1. Please send the names of those whom\who you think will be unfit for the program.

    Is it whom or who?

    2. Please send the list who\whom you think is unfit for the program.

    Is the above sentence correct? Is it again who or whom?

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    #2

    Re: whom or who

    Quote Originally Posted by 2010 View Post
    1. Please send the names of those whom\who you think will be unfit for the program.

    Is it whom or who?

    2. Please send the list who\whom you think is unfit for the program.

    Is the above sentence correct? Is it again who or whom?
    * Not A Teacher *

    1. Please send the names of those to whom you think will be unfit for the program.
    2. Please send the list to whom you think is unfit for the program.

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    Re: whom or who

    Quote Originally Posted by atchan View Post
    * Not A Teacher *

    1. Please send the names of those to whom you think will be unfit for the program.
    2. Please send the list to whom you think is unfit for the program.
    Why have you added "to"?

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    #4

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Why have you added "to"?
    Because send something to.
    Send to, pass to. Verbs like these are followed by to. Am I wrong?

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    #5

    Re: whom or who

    Quote Originally Posted by atchan View Post
    Because send something to.
    Send to, pass to. Verbs like these are followed by to. Am I wrong?
    If it was "to whom do you want me to send the list?" or something similar then you would be right. However, the sentence begins "Please send..." so it's clear that the list is going to be sent to the writer of the email.

    The relevant part equates to "The people who/whom you think will be unfit for the program". "Send" isn't important.

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    Re: whom or who

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If it was "to whom do you want me to send the list?" or something similar then you would be right. However, the sentence begins "Please send..." so it's clear that the list is going to be sent to the writer of the email.

    The relevant part equates to "The people who/whom you think will be unfit for the program". "Send" isn't important.
    Thanks emsr2d2,

    What is thought on the second sentence?

    What would be the right format?

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    Re: whom or who

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If it was "to whom do you want me to send the list?" or something similar then you would be right. However, the sentence begins "Please send..." so it's clear that the list is going to be sent to the writer of the email.

    The relevant part equates to "The people who/whom you think will be unfit for the program". "Send" isn't important.
    Oops! there is a difference between them but I mixed them together. Thank you for the clarification. So if what you said is right then "which" is the proper here because we use "whom/who" for persons.
    Last edited by Atchan; 06-Aug-2010 at 01:06.

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    Re: whom or who

    It`s `whom` according to traditional public school grammar, but these days who is also accepted in most places, where whom can be considered obsolete.

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    #9

    Re: whom or who

    Quote Originally Posted by 2010 View Post
    1. Please send the names of those whom\who you think will be unfit for the program.

    Is it whom or who?

    2. Please send the list who\whom you think is unfit for the program.

    Is the above sentence correct? Is it again who or whom?
    Not a teacher.

    For #2, do you mean "Please send the list (of the names) of those whom you think are unfit for the program"?

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    Re: whom or who

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Not a teacher.

    For #2, do you mean "Please send the list (of the names) of those whom you think are unfit for the program"?
    Yes, but I do not want to mention "names" because the receiver will understand that I am talking about the names list.

    Does that sound reasonable?

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