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    Post Who/whom question

    Hi everyone. I'm brand new here.

    For my debut post, I have a quick question about who/whom usage. I am having trouble determining which of the two sentences below is correct:

    I have a question for whomever can answer it.
    I have a question for whoever can answer it.

    Alternately:

    I have a question for him who can answer it.
    I have a question for he who can answer it.

    The preposition 'for' clearly demands an object in the accusative, but since in this case the object is also the subject of the following relative clause, I am wondering which takes precedence.

    Any help would be appreciated, and nice to meet you all!

    Logan

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    Re: Who/whom question

    Hi and welcome:

    All four cases can be heard in modern speech and therefore all four must be marked correct, in my opinion.
    Last edited by probus; 18-May-2014 at 05:19.

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    Re: Who/whom question

    You could save yourself trouble by writing, "I have a question for anyone who can answer it".

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