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    • Join Date: May 2007
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    Post whom or who?

    Can anyone explain me why do we say :''the woman whom i saw'' ? why not ''the woman who i saw''?...i mean i admit it sounds better by using ''whom'' but wich is the exactly explanation for that? Can you give me more examples and explain them?

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    Re: whom or who?

    Object: I saw the woman.
    Object: The woman whom I saw...

    Relative whom refers to the noun woman. That noun functions as the object of the verb saw, which makes whom by reference an object pronoun. In short, if the relative pronoun functions as the object of a verb, it takes the form whom.

    Click here, Who and whom

    Does that help?


    • Join Date: May 2007
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    #3

    Smile Re: whom or who?

    Thank you Casiopea, it helped me .I even passed that quick test.

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    #4

    Re: whom or who?

    Excellent news!

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