Student or Learner
"Once upon a time, a king offered a prize to whoever painted the best picture of peace." In this sentence if I use "whomever" instead of "whoever", am I wrong?
I thought that in a sentence after 'to' it is always should be an object. Just knew that subject is also okay to be used. It is new to me.
Before Rover steps in to say I should simply click on 'Like', I'll add that I have tried to respond to this question before and not come up with such an obvious (once you see it) answer. It's worth a boost, in my opinion.
ps. My usual response has been that native speakers of BrE rarely use 'whomever;' even when it's 'grammatically correct'. I haven't changed my mind about that.