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Who or Whom?

In this exercise, you will be presented with some sentences with a word missing. You will have to decide whether the missing word should be 'who' or 'whom'. Remember, if you can re-arrange the sentence and put a subject pronoun (I or he) in the space, you should use 'who'. If you can put an object pronoun (me, him) in the space, you should use 'whom'.

1

To _______ did you send that letter?

a) who
b) whom
Well done. You need whom after a preposition. No. You need whom after a preposition.
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2

I've no idea _______ was standing by the lamp post when the robbery happened.

a) who
b) whom
Well done. Who is the subject in this sentence. No. Who is the subject in this sentence.
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3

_______ did you see lurking around last night?

a) who
b) whom
Well done. 'Whom' is the object in this sentence. No. 'Whom' is the object in this sentence.
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4

With _______ will she be going to the ball?

a) who
b) whom
Well done. You need 'whom' after a proposition. No. You need 'whom' after a proposition.
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5

I just can't think _______ might have done such a thing.

a) who
b) whom
Well done. 'Who' is the subject of the sentence. No. Who' is the subject of the sentence.
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6

_______ has left the fridge door open again?

a) who
b) whom
Well done. 'Who' is the subject in this sentence.No. 'Who' is the subject in this sentence.
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7

He would not tell me _______ he saw in the shadows that fateful night.

a) who
b) whom
Well done. 'Whom' is the object in this sentence. 'Whom' is the object in this sentence.
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8

We may never know _______ was responsible.

a) who
b) whom
Well done. 'Who' is the subject in this sentence. 'Who' is the subject in this sentence.
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