Who vs. whom
Does anyone have any quick and easy ways to review the use of who and whom with high school students?
Firstly, I accept my mistake .Secondly, whom is not used for possessive. Therefore, I would like to explain about relative clause with examples.
Who - Person doing the action.
Example: The girl who won the lottery was on T.V.
Whom - Person receiving the action
Example: The teacher whom I spoke to didn’t like me.
Whose - Possessive
Example: James Cameron, Whose movies are popular, is a great action director.
Which & that - Used for things
Example: The movie which I saw last weekend was excellent.
Example: The car that I bought is red.
If you need more information, I can share.
|link||answered Jan 05 '13 at 06:45 sarasbabu New member|
here is a fun link, whether you already understand the distinction between "who" and "whom" or not! after starting the e-lesson, the topic is discussed on page 5, but I would start from the beginning: www.linguicon.com/schools/students/grammar/grammar-2-050/
|link comment||answered Jan 10 '13 at 19:43 esteban jonatan New member|
The apparent decline of "whom" is directly linked to the demise in public schools of teaching sentence diagraming . If you understand and use diagrams, even in your head, you know you can't use "who" as an object in a sentence or clause. But teaching sentence diagraming would be a terrible burden on public school teachers.
|link comment||answered May 02 at 15:27 Richard Feeney New member|
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