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    Smile Who came to see you?

    1. _______________ came to see you?

    A. Who you think
    B. Do you think who
    C. Who do you think
    D. Whom do you think


    Which choice fits in the blank better, A, B, C, or D?
    Thanks.
    Last edited by piousoul; 06-Feb-2007 at 00:32.

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    #2

    Re: Who came to see you?

    I'd say
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    Re: Who came to see you?

    Quote Originally Posted by piousoul View Post
    1. _______________ came to see you?

    A. Who you think
    B. Do you think who
    C. Who do you think
    D. Whom do you think


    Which choice fits in the blank better, A, B, C, or D?
    Thanks.
    D


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    Re: Who came to see you?

    Quote Originally Posted by piousoul View Post
    1. _______________ came to see you?

    A. Who you think
    B. Do you think who
    C. Who do you think
    D. Whom do you think


    Which choice fits in the blank better, A, B, C, or D?
    Thanks.
    Sentence A is possible in really casual speech but it would sound like this;

    Whoyathink cameta seeya?

    B isn't grammatical IMHO.

    C is the choice for Standard English.

    IMHO, I don't see how D would work, for while 'who' often fills in for 'whom' even in object positions, it doesn't work the other way round.

    D. ?? Whom [do you think] came to see you? ??

    D> Who [do you think] came to see you?


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    Re: Who came to see you?

    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    Sentence A is possible in really casual speech but it would sound like this;

    Whoyathink cameta seeya?

    B isn't grammatical IMHO.

    C is the choice for Standard English.

    IMHO, I don't see how D would work, for while 'who' often fills in for 'whom' even in object positions, it doesn't work the other way round.

    D. ?? Whom [do you think] came to see you? ??

    D> Who [do you think] came to see you?
    Thanks, riverkid, for your comment, but I still have some doubt on B.
    For instance,

    Person 1: Do you think who came to see you (now)?
    Person 2: No, I don't.

    Could you accept B now after you've seen the above condition?
    Thanks.

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    Re: Who came to see you?

    No


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    No
    Thanks, Tdol, for the answer, but maybe you didn't see what I meant.
    Here I run them through again:

    1. Do you think it'll rain tomorrow?
    Yes, I do think it'll rain....

    2. Do you think it was a bad day yesterday?
    Yes, I do think it was a bad day....

    3. Do you think(now) who came to see you(yesterday)?
    Yes, I do think (now) who came to see me.

    What's your prized opinion?


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    Re: Who came to see you?

    Quote Originally Posted by piousoul View Post
    Thanks, Tdol, for the answer, but maybe you didn't see what I meant.
    Here I run them through again:

    1. Do you think it'll rain tomorrow?
    Yes, I do think it'll rain....

    2. Do you think it was a bad day yesterday?
    Yes, I do think it was a bad day....

    3. Do you think(now) who came to see you(yesterday)?
    Yes, I do think (now) who came to see me.

    What's your prized opinion?
    The first 2 examples are asking for a real opinion, PS. There is some real conjecture involved but in #3, 'think' sounds strange. The verb 'know' or 'remember' would work but 'think doesn't.

    Do you know/remember (now) who came to see you (yesterday)?

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    Re: Who came to see you?

    I agree with RK; it still doesn't work. You could have something like:
    Do you think (now) who came to see you (yesterday) was rude?
    Purists will say this is wrong as 'the person/woman/man' is missing, but it is the sort of thing people ask.
    You could also say 'Who do you think came to see you?'
    I don't see a way of using the question without changing it quite a lot.

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    Re: Who came to see you?

    I think he is using "who" to mean "someone".
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    3. Do you think(now) someone came to see you(yesterday)?
    Yes, I do think (now) someone came to see me.
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