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1 Getting it Right! AP Language & Composition Who vs. WhomPronoun AgreementGetting it Right!AP Language & Composition
2 The She/He-Him/Her Method 1. Replace the Who or Whom in a sentence with she or her and see if it’s grammatically correct.Choose Who if the personal pronoun is in the subjective case: I, we, he, she, it, theyChoose Whom if the personal pronoun is in the objective case: me, us, him, her, them*Note: whoever and whomever follow suit
3 Examples Who/Whom wrote the letter? Replace who with she: She wrote the letterReplace whom with her:Her wrote the letter.The correct pronoun is Who.She works in the sentence.
4 More Examples of Who vs. Whom: For who/whom should I vote?Should I vote for him/her?Should I vote for he/she?So, we know that whom is correct.Remember: whom is replaced with him or her.
5 And….more…. Try another: Who/Whom would be the best candidate? She would be the best candidate.Her would be the best candidate.Therefore, Who is the answer.
6 Try some more: We all know who/whom pulled the prank. Try it out: She pulled the prank.Her pulled the prankTherefore, who is the answer.I asked who/whom they plan to send to the new island. What is the answer?
7 Again, plug in she and her: Answer: I asked whom they plan to send to the new island.Turn the sentence around: They plan to send her to the new island. Or, they plan to send she to the new island.So, her corresponds with whom.They are not sure who/whom will be making the trip. What is the answer?
8 Keep going! They are not sure who/whom will be making the trip. Again, reconstruct the sentence:Her will be making the trip.She will be making the trip.Therefore, the sentence reads:They are not sure who will be making the trip.
9 And, more…….Who/Whom do you think has the best ideas for learning grammar?Turn the sentence around:You think…..has the best ideas for learning grammar.You think he/him has the best ideas for learning grammar.You think he has the best ideas….(correct)
10 Fill in the blanks with either who or whom: 1.She is the girl_____was employed here.2. He is the man_____we employed last year.3. Of______were you speaking?4. _______do you think will do the work best?
11 Fill in the blanks, cont. 5. I will vote for________you suggest. 6._____shall I ask about this matter?7. Give the information to___requests it.8. Tonight, we shall find out____won.9. She was speaking to the man____I met last week.10. She is the girl_____we hired.
12 Your turn!Now write five correct sentences using who and five correct sentences using whom: