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Whovswhom

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  1. 1. Who vs. Whom Getting it Right!! Pronoun Agreement
  2. 2. The She/He-Him/Her Method <ul><li>1. Replace the Who or Whom in a sentence with she or her and see if it’s grammatically correct. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose Who if the personal pronoun is in the subjective case: I, we, he, she, it, they </li></ul><ul><li>Choose Whom if the personal pronoun is in the objective case: me, us, him, her, them </li></ul><ul><li>*Note: whoever and whomever follow suit </li></ul>
  3. 3. Examples <ul><li>Who/Whom wrote the letter? </li></ul><ul><li>Replace who with she: </li></ul><ul><li>She wrote the letter </li></ul><ul><li>Replace whom with her: </li></ul><ul><li>Her wrote the letter. </li></ul><ul><li>The correct pronoun is Who . </li></ul><ul><li>She works in the sentence. </li></ul>
  4. 4. More Examples of Who vs. Whom: <ul><li>For who/whom should I vote? </li></ul><ul><li>Should I vote for him/her ? </li></ul><ul><li>Should I vote for he/she? </li></ul><ul><li>So, we know that whom is correct. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember: whom is replaced with him or her . </li></ul>
  5. 5. And….more…. <ul><li>Try another: </li></ul><ul><li>Who/Whom would be the best candidate? </li></ul><ul><li>She would be the best candidate. </li></ul><ul><li>Her would be the best candidate. </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore, Who is the answer. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Try some more: <ul><li>We all know who/whom pulled the prank. </li></ul><ul><li>Try it out: </li></ul><ul><li>She pulled the prank. </li></ul><ul><li>Her pulled the prank </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore, who is the answer. </li></ul><ul><li>I asked who/whom they plan to send to the new island. What is the answer? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Again, plug in she and her: <ul><li>Answer: I asked whom they plan to send to the new island. </li></ul><ul><li>Turn the sentence around: They plan to send her to the new island. Or, they plan to send she to the new island. </li></ul><ul><li>So, her corresponds with whom . </li></ul><ul><li>They are not sure who/whom will be making the trip. What is the answer? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Keep going! <ul><li>They are not sure who/whom will be making the trip. </li></ul><ul><li>Again, reconstruct the sentence: </li></ul><ul><li>Her will be making the trip. </li></ul><ul><li>She will be making the trip. </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore, the sentence reads: </li></ul><ul><li>They are not sure who will be making the trip. </li></ul>
  9. 9. And, more……. <ul><li>Who/Whom do you think has the best ideas for learning grammar? </li></ul><ul><li>Turn the sentence around: </li></ul><ul><li>You think…..has the best ideas for learning grammar. </li></ul><ul><li>You think he/him has the best ideas for learning grammar. </li></ul><ul><li>You think he has the best ideas….(correct) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Fill in the blanks with either who or whom: <ul><li>1.She is the girl_____was employed here. </li></ul><ul><li>2. He is the man_____we employed last year. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Of______were you speaking? </li></ul><ul><li>4. _______do you think will do the work best? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Fill in the blanks, cont. <ul><li>5. I will vote for________you suggest. </li></ul><ul><li>6._____shall I ask about this matter? </li></ul><ul><li>7. Give the information to___requests it. </li></ul><ul><li>8. Tonight, we shall find out____won. </li></ul><ul><li>9. She was speaking to the man____I met last week. </li></ul><ul><li>10. She is the girl_____we hired. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Your turn! Now write five correct sentences using who and five correct sentences using whom :

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