Who vs. Whom


"(Who/Whom) are you going to interview?" Which pronoun is correct and why?

asked Jul 04 '14 at 20:32 John New member

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'Who' is correct. It is a nominative pronoun because of the verb 'are' and uses the nominative case.

link answered Jul 04 '14 at 21:05 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

So are you saying that "who" is acting as the subject in that sentence? If so, then what is the role of you? I'm just thinking that if you changed the sentence structure into a declarative sentence, you would use an object pronoun, i.e "You are going to interview him."

JohnJul 05 '14 at 00:17

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John, I think I have messed up this one. The verb is 'are going', not 'are.' This is the present continuous tense of the verb 'to go' and the infinitive (to interview) is part of the verb phrase. This means the correct word is 'whom', as the object of the verb phrase. Sorry that I missed this the first time through.

link comment answered Jul 06 '14 at 18:29 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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