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Meaning of whom #1 (permalink) Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:26 am   Meaning of whom
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #100 "Interrogative pronouns", question 8

To ......... did Mark lend his video game?

(a) who
(b) who's
(c) whom
(d) what

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #100 "Interrogative pronouns", answer 8

To whom did Mark lend his video game?

Correct answer: (c) whom

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Meaning of whom #2 (permalink) Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:36 am   Meaning of whom
 

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While who is the subject pronoun meaning which person, whom is the object pronoun meaning to/for which person; the person who is the recipient of the verb action.

Who ate my sandwich? (who is subject of sentence)
This is the man who ate my sandwich. (who is subject of clause)

Whom did you see yesterday? (whom is object of see; sentence subject is you)
That is the man whom I saw yesterday. (whom is object of see ; clause subject is I)
To whom did you give my sandwich? (whom is object of preposition to)
For whom do the bells toll? (whom is object of preposition for)
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Meaning of whom #3 (permalink) Mon Sep 04, 2006 22:29 pm   Meaning of whom
 

Hi Mac

Just to be semantic: surely in "To whom did you give the sandwich" "Whom" is in the Dative case.

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=Dative+case&x=36&y=20

n : the category of nouns serving as the indirect object of a verb [syn: dative]

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Meaning of whom #4 (permalink) Mon Sep 04, 2006 22:54 pm   Meaning of whom
 

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Did I say it wasn't? But I think you mean syntactic.
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Meaning of whom #5 (permalink) Mon Sep 04, 2006 23:07 pm   Meaning of whom
 

Actually I meant pedantic

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