Presentation on theme: "Using Who and Whom p. 185 - 187. Forms of Who and Whoever Nominativewho, whoever Objectivewhom, whomever Possessivewhose, whosever Who and whom can be."— Presentation transcript:
Forms of Who and Whoever Nominativewho, whoever Objectivewhom, whomever Possessivewhose, whosever Who and whom can be used to ask questions and to introduce subordinate clauses.
Who in Questions In a question, who is used as a subject or as a predicate pronoun (follows a linking verb). Subject Who wrote the song “This Land Is Your Land”? Predicate Pronoun The writer was who?
Whom in Questions In a question, whom is used as a direct or indirect object of a verb or as the object of a preposition. Direct Object Whom did you ask? Object of a Preposition From whom did you get the information?
Choosing Who or Whom 1.Rewrite the question as a statement. (Who, Whom) are you speaking to? You are speaking to (who, whom). 2.Figure out whether the pronoun is a subject, an object, a predicate pronoun, or an object of a preposition. To is a preposition. To whom are you speaking?
Subordinate Clauses A subordinate clause contains a subject and a verb but does not express a complete thought and cannot stand alone as a sentence. Today is the day when I will win an award. Subject = I Verb = will win
Who in Subordinate Clauses Who should be used when the pronoun functions as the subject of a subordinate clause. Pete Seeger is a singer who cares about the environment.
Whom in Subordinate Clauses Whom should be used when the pronoun functions as a direct object, an indirect object, or an object of a preposition. Direct Object Bob Dylan is one singer whom Pete Seeger influenced. (Pete Seeger influenced whom).
Choosing Who or Whom 1.Identify the subordinate clause in the sentence. Pete Seeger is a singer (who, whom) I admire. 2.Figure out how the pronoun is used in the sentence. I admire (who, whom). Direct Object
Practice & Apply p. 187 Ex. A For # 1-5, who the correct form of the pronoun and identify how the pronoun functions in the sentence. Subject Direct/indirect object Object of a preposition Predicate Pronoun