Whom or Who?


I have no idea whom you are.

I have no idea who you are.

It sounds correctly as who, but If I am the subject asking about the object, you, would that make it whom?

Please explain

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Your ears don't deceive you: "who" is correct in this case. The verb "are" is a linking verb ("to be"), so it takes a subject pronoun ("who") rather than an object pronoun ("whom").

link comment answered Apr 26 '13 at 19:56 Actually Holly Expert

It's who because even though you are the subject in that sentence are you still talking about another subject.

link comment answered May 17 '13 at 16:53 brandon helling New member

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