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?
Last edited by piousoul; 05-Feb-2007 at 23:32.
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?
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?
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.
I think he is using "who" to mean "someone".
3. Do you think(now) someone came to see you(yesterday)?
Yes, I do think (now) someone came to see me.