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    Who vs Whom

    Hi

    What difference does using who or whom make while introducing relative clause????

    Open for suggestions,
    Deepu

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    Re: Who vs Whom

    When 'who' introduces a subordinate clause, its case depends on its function in that clause (subject or object).

    Ex.

    1. whom - object: Virgil is the candidate whom we hope to elect. (We hope to elect him).

    Here, if you replace 'whom' with 'him', it sounds correct: Him we hope to elect. But not if you do it with 'he'.

    2. who- subject: Virgil is the candidate who we think will win. (We think he will win).

    Here, if you replace 'who' with 'he', it sounds correct: he (Bob), we think will win. But not if you do it with 'him'.


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    Re: Who vs Whom

    Hay,

    Thanks for the significant feedback. Now, pls explain the appropriate usage of "Do" and "Does".

    Looking forward for suggestions
    Deepu

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