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Who versus Whom
Transcript of Who versus Whom
Whom and Whomever: Objective Case
direct or indirect objects
object of a preposition The Conservatory The Cellar Or click on another Path element to continue from there I suspect Mr. Green as the murderer. Learning the Basics:
The Case of the Proper Pronoun: Who versus Whom: The Murder Mystery Using the board game Clue, we will teach you the proper usage of
who versus whom.
Step 1: Isolate the who/whom clause
Step 2: Delete who/whom from the sentence
Step 3: Insert either He/She or Him/Her
If He/She makes sense then use who
If Him/Her makes sense the use whom The Trick Step 1: Mrs. White suspects who/whom committed
the murder based on important evidence. Step 2: -Mrs. White suspects he commited the murder
- Mrs. White suspects him commited the murder Answer: Mrs. White suspects he commited the murder. who/whom is the murder suspect?
Miss Scarlet is the murder suspect.
She is the murder suspect. Here Miss Scarlet acts as the subject of the sentence The criminal investigators want to know who/whom was in the billards room at the time of the murder. Miss Scarlet was in the billards room at the time of the murder.
Her was in the billards room at the time of the murder.
She was in the billards room at the time of the murder. Are there any other people who/whom you suspect? I suspect him/he as the murderer. The candlestick was used on who/whom?
The candlestick was used on Professor Plum.
The candlestick was used on he/ him.
Here the candlestick acts as the direct object. She was in the billards rooms
at the time of the murder. The candlestick was used on whom?