Google
English-Test.net
Find penpals and make new friends today!
 
delegate; agent; person who acts on behalf of another person or organization
cart
audit
representative
discouragement
full quiz correct answer
 
Username
Password
 Remember me? 
Search   Album   FAQ   Memberlist   Profile   Private messages   Register   Log in 

Which vs. who


Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
ESL Forum | English Teacher Explanations (ESL Tests)
Set off and set on? | I listened attentively
listening exercises
Message
Author
Which vs. who #1 (permalink) Tue Feb 14, 2006 14:19 pm   Which vs. who
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #9 "Relative Pronouns", question 9

The person in the house next to mine knows someone ......... met the Queen.

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

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #9 "Relative Pronouns", answer 9

The person in the house next to mine knows someone who met the Queen.

Correct answer: (a) who

Your answer was: incorrect
The person in the house next to mine knows someone which met the Queen.
_________________________

how about "which"

Iosiff
Iosiff
Guest





Who/which #2 (permalink) Tue Feb 14, 2006 19:50 pm   Who/which
 

Hi Iosiff,

Which would be used for things/inanimate objects and not people.

Alan
_________________
English as a Second Language
You can read my ESL story Present Simple
Alan
Co-founder
Alan Townend

Joined: 27 Sep 2003
Posts: 17284
Location: UK

Want to learn about the future tenses? Read this story and smileEnglish grammar exercises — improve your English knowledge and vocabulary skillsAre you a native speaker of English? Then you should read this!Have you read a good anecdote today? Subscribe to free email English course
Which vs. who #3 (permalink) Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:38 am   Which vs. who
 

hi , can you explain to me the different among who, whose, and whom??

I still confuse when will i use one of them
Lisa_Mard
I'm new here and I like it ;-)


Joined: 02 Jun 2008
Posts: 10
Location: Indonesia

Which vs. who #4 (permalink) Thu Dec 04, 2008 0:11 am   Which vs. who
 

Hi teacher,
what the different between who and whom? i am confused too.
thanks for you kindness.
Zakiah1978
New Member


Joined: 28 Nov 2008
Posts: 1
Location: Malaysia

Which vs. who #5 (permalink) Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:21 am   Which vs. who
 

hi
im not a teacher but i think i can answer your question : we simply use who for people and which for non people.
bye
Yassin
You can meet me at english-test.net


Joined: 08 Dec 2008
Posts: 51

Which vs. who #6 (permalink) Sat Dec 27, 2008 8:15 am   Which vs. who
 

correct sentence:
The person in the house next to mine knows someone who met the Queen.

Correct answer: (a) who

Your answer was: incorrect
your sentence:
The person in the house next to mine knows someone whom met the Queen.

Translate sentence or define "who"

Please help here!
"The person in the house next to mine knows someone ......... met the Queen".

My personal thinking led me in the following direction:
1.- There are three subjects involved in the sentence:
a.- "The person in the house" (he)
b.- "Knows someone" (?)
c.- "The Queen"

"a" knows" be: He knows him, therefore, I used "whom". "Him" met "The Queen".

Please correct my approach in this exercise as needed, I thank you in advance.

God bless.
Cisco.
_________________
Please, always correct me if I have made any kind of mistakes in my posts.
Cisco795
I'm here quite often ;-)


Joined: 31 Aug 2008
Posts: 124
Location: Mèxico

Which vs. who #7 (permalink) Sun Dec 28, 2008 4:00 am   Which vs. who
 

Hello Cisco,

There is one thing you left out of your considerations, and that is the fact that "who" is the subject of the clause "who met the Queen".

You are correct in your thinking that the word "someone" is an object in the first clause, however the fact that "who" is the subject of the second clause takes priority over the fact that the word "who" refers back to a word that is an object.
Esl_Expert
I'm a Communicator ;-)


Joined: 26 Dec 2008
Posts: 1344
Location: Rhode Island, USA

Which vs. who #8 (permalink) Wed Apr 21, 2010 17:17 pm   Which vs. who
 

So,I think "whom" can be use in below example: Is The Queen meet whom?
Please send me the examples that to differentiate between "Who, Whom,Whose".
Dongtien
I'm new here and I like it ;-)


Joined: 22 Feb 2010
Posts: 41
Location: Vietnam

Which vs. who #9 (permalink) Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:37 am   Which vs. who
 

I still have the same doubt of Lisa. I'll check in my grammar book.
Odara
I'm new here and I like it ;-)


Joined: 01 Apr 2010
Posts: 10
Location: Brazil

Re: Who/which #10 (permalink) Fri May 27, 2011 0:31 am   Re: Who/which
 

Dear Alan and / or other coaches / members,

I am confused with the use of who and whom in this case.

I know that "who" nowadays is used for subject- and object-reference,on the other hand "whom" is only used to refer to object-reference and considered old-fashioned.

Am I correct in the previous?

In the sentence "... knows someone WHO knows the Queen.", who does it refer to a subject or an object?

Thank you in advance for your help.
The Proudest Grandfather
New Member


Joined: 18 May 2011
Posts: 7

Which vs. who #11 (permalink) Fri May 27, 2011 8:00 am   Which vs. who
 

I know that "who" nowadays is used for subject- and object-reference,on the other hand "whom" is only used to refer to object-reference and considered old-fashioned. Am I correct in the previous?-- Not quite. 'Who' is used nowadays as an object in informal constructions, but 'whom' is still very much in demand for formal situations.

In the sentence "... knows someone WHO knows the Queen.", who does it refer to a subject or an object?-- 'Who' is the subject of 'knows'.
_________________
Native English teacher at Mister Micawber's
Mister Micawber
Language Coach


Joined: 17 Jul 2005
Posts: 13018

Which vs. who #12 (permalink) Fri May 27, 2011 8:09 am   Which vs. who
 

Hi,

I wouldn't say that the use of 'whom' is old fashioned. It is the object relative pronoun and is still in business. You may not hear the 'm' in 'whom' in conversation when it isn't stressed but it is usually quite clear when in a stressed position after a preposition as in: to whom, from whom and so on. In your sentence 'who' refers to 'someone' which is the object of the first 'knows' and 'someone' is also the subject the second 'knows'.

Alan
_________________
English as a Foreign Language
You can read my EFL story Progressive Forms
Alan
Co-founder
Alan Townend

Joined: 27 Sep 2003
Posts: 17284
Location: UK

Which vs. who #13 (permalink) Fri May 27, 2011 17:57 pm   Which vs. who
 

Mister Micawber and Alan thank you very much for your explanation, now it is clear to me.

Regards from Mexico
The Proudest Grandfather
New Member


Joined: 18 May 2011
Posts: 7

Which vs. who #14 (permalink) Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:17 am   Which vs. who
 

Relative Pronouns ( Who, Whom, Whose, Which & That )

We use Who as a subject ( person ) of a sentence. e.g - It was Richard who gave Melissa the beautiful roses
We use Whom as an object ( person ) of a sentence. e.g - It was Mellisa whom Richard gave the beautiful roses.
We use Whose for possession ( people or animals). e.g - It was Richard whose car was stolen.
e.g - I have a cat whose eyes are blue.
We use which as a subject or an object for things. e.g - I have got a BMW which has a Sony stereo. ( subject )

e.g - The BMW which the police found in the wood was mine. ( object )
We use That as a subject or an object for people and things. e.g - This is the man that stole my BMW ( subject )
The man that the police arrested is a car thief. ( object )
The BMW that has a Sony stereo is mine. ( subject )
The BMW that was stolen is Richard's . ( object )
Steelnlace
I'm here quite often ;-)


Joined: 12 Jul 2009
Posts: 848

Which vs. who #15 (permalink) Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:31 am   Which vs. who
 

i know whom uses for the formal sentence and who uses for informal sentence but can you please bring some example here from both of them?
appreciate about that
Niaz1
I'm new here and I like it ;-)


Joined: 13 Sep 2011
Posts: 38

Display posts from previous:   
Set off and set on? | I listened attentively
ESL Forum | English Teacher Explanations (ESL Tests) All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2
Latest topics on English Forums
The function of 'Beginning'???Test incompl/inter-228, Question 3folders created automaticallyHanding down all her clothes?meaning of grateConvey vs. moveWhich vs. who, page 2Difference between appearance and apparitionMeaning of 'try me'Why is correct "She must be very healthy"?Meaning of "At any time whatsoever"Names of countriesDifference between interrupt and interfere

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Get FREE English course via e-mail