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Autor:  Dale/CR
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  03/ABR/2009 1:35 AM
Assunto:  who, whom

Whom is used as (a) the object of the clause or (b) when it follows a preposition.


(a) Whom do you love?

(a) Susan is the name of the lady whom you saw at dinner.  (Whom did you see at dinner?  You saw the lady, the object of the clause.)

(a) Whom did you telephone?

used with preposition

(b) To whom did you send the letter?

(b) The letter was written by whom?

(b) For whom is this book?

Who is used as (c) the subject of the clause.


(c) Who are you? 
(c) Who came in late?
(c) Are the boy who studied in the library? 

1. Who does Ann live with?

Whom does Ann live with?  (Normally, the sentence would be written "With whom does Ann live?"  Note that "with" is a preposition.  In spoken American English, you will often hear :  "Who does Ann live with?"  It may be "wrong", but people say it often.  Writers try to avoid ending sentences in a preposition, but there are some sentences that only make sense when written or spoken in that manner.)

2. Who lives with Ann?

Correct.  "Who" is the subject of the sentence, not an object.

3. With whom does Ann live?

Correct.  "Whom" is being used with a preposition.  

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who, whom  –  elisangela  02/ABR/2009, 7:26 PM
 who, whom  –  Dale/CR  03/ABR/2009, 1:35 AM
who, whom  –  elisangela  03/ABR/2009, 10:34 AM
who, whom, I, me  –  Dale/CR  03/ABR/2009, 11:46 AM
who, whom, I, me  –  Paulo S  03/ABR/2009, 1:11 PM
who, whom, I, me  –  José Roberto  03/ABR/2009, 4:35 PM
who, whom, I, me  –  PPAULO  03/ABR/2009, 10:54 PM

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