Who or whom

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Is this sentence correct?

Whom shall I say is calling?

I think that "who" should be used instead of whom.

asked Apr 25 '13 at 04:56 Z. A. Jazley Contributor

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"Whom" is correct for formal writing. In casual language, though, "whom" is being used less and less.

 

In your example, you also use the word "shall," so I'm guessing that you're going for a formal tone. Stick with "whom."

link answered Apr 25 '13 at 19:12 Actually Holly Expert

Thanks a lot. Anyway I have a doubt about this structure. Is this structure the same as my question?Who do you think is coming? / Whom do you think is coming?

Z. A. JazleyApr 27 '13 at 02:37

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Whom is correct.  "Whom" is the object of the verb "saying."

link answered Apr 25 '13 at 09:48 Kimberly Expert

Thanks a lot. Anyway I have a doubt about this structure. Is this structure the same as my question?Who do you think is coming? / Whom do you think is coming?

Z. A. JazleyApr 27 '13 at 02:37

"Who do you think is coming?" is correct. "Who" is doing the action of coming.

KimberlyMay 30 '13 at 09:04

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