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When to use who or whom? #1 (permalink) Thu Jul 20, 2006 22:39 pm   When to use who or whom?
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #100 "Interrogative pronouns", question 4

For ......... did Shelia make these cookies.

(a) who
(b) whom
(c) which
(d) what

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #100 "Interrogative pronouns", answer 4

For whom did Shelia make these cookies.

Correct answer: (b) whom

Your answer was: incorrect
For what did Shelia make these cookies.
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why "whom" is the correct answer?.
explain please.
also when to use who or whom?

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Whom #2 (permalink) Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:53 pm   Whom
 

For whom did Shelia make these cookies.

In formal English, the object pronoun 'whom' is used after the preposition ('for' in the test sentence). In informal, natural English, you would say: Who did Shelia make these cookies for?

In questions, 'whom' means 'which person/s'. In statements, it means 'the person/s that': The man whom I like is sitting over there; the people with whom he came have now left. Informal English: The man (that) I like is sitting over there; the people (that) he came with have now left.
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Who(m) #3 (permalink) Fri Jul 21, 2006 13:12 pm   Who(m)
 

Hi Lejla,

have a look at some material I've done on these words,if you like at:

Relative Pronoun
http://www.english-test.net/lessons/21/index.html

Relative Pronoun (2)
http://www.english-test.net/lessons/22/index.html

Relative Pronoun (3)
http://www.english-test.net/lessons/23/index.html

Let me know if they help.

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When to use who or whom? #4 (permalink) Fri Dec 11, 2009 17:53 pm   When to use who or whom?
 

Hi..
I think that "For what" did Shelia make these cookies sound logical meaning. Am I right?

Thanks in advance.
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When to use who or whom? #5 (permalink) Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:09 am   When to use who or whom?
 

Although many languages can ask why with forms like for what (spanish por que, portuguese por qua, german, fur was), English doesn't allow this. It is possible to say "For what reason" but in this case they are looking for whom.
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