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    Whom

    Which is correct and why:
    1. I was wondering whom Adam would be coaching?
    2. I was wondering who Adam would be coaching?

    Presumably, No. 1, because Adam is the direct object.

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    Re: Whom

    i think the second one makes more sense, "i was wondering who Adam would be coaching", who is referring to a person,so this one sounds better

    who is used for a subject usually
    Last edited by Avacato; 11-Jan-2009 at 05:23.

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    Re: Whom

    Quote Originally Posted by Avacato View Post
    i think the second one makes more sense, "i was wondering who Adam would be coaching", who is referring to a person,so this one sounds better

    who is used for a subject usually
    As opposed to whom which usually refers to objects?

    Look at it this way:

    Q: I was wondering whom Adam would be coaching?
    A: Adam would be coaching him.

    Adam - subject. Him - object.

    So, it's number one. ;)

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    #4

    Re: Whom

    smarmy, further reading:
    Who and whom

    ;)

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