I need to know how to punctuate these sentences. Also, did I use the word whom correctly?

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This is my thought process for the first sentence.

 

Mary told the man whom she called Jack to bring us into the house.

 

(Mary told him to bring us into the house sounds right. So, I chose whom because you use the pronoun him with whom.)

 

(I would add two commas.)

 

Mary told the man, whom she called Jack, to bring us into the house.

 

Is the sentence correct?

 

My next sentence :

 

I wondered why my chair was outside.

(Even though the character is in wonder, or has a question, I added a period. I think the sentence is a statement.)

 

You have been so much help! Please respond. I hope to submit my work before morning.

 

Thanks, Shari

asked Mar 07 '11 at 23:10 Shari New member

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"Mary told the man, whom she called Jack, to bring us into the house."

"I wondered why my chair was outside."

 

Both of these sentences, and your reasoning for why they are punctuated as such, are perfectly correct. Bravo!

 

link comment answered Mar 08 '11 at 05:30 Collane Ramsey Expert

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