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Question

From the alternative provided in the question below select the one which is most appropriately completes the sentence:

I gave the book to the library attendant ________ I think works in the evenings

Options

A) whom

B) whose

C) which

D) who

E) of whom

The correct answer is A.

Explanation:

'Whom' should be used to refer to the object of a verb or preposition. When in doubt, try this simple trick: If you can replace the word with “he”' or “'she,” use who. If you can replace it with “him” or “her,” use whom. Who should be used to refer to the subject of a sentence.

Explanation provided by Oyatowo Dorcas


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Discussion (10)

  • Kizito

    I love this

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  • The correct answer is whom because whom in that sense received the action of the subject and so far whom receive the action then whom is correct in that sense

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  • Dorathy Anthony

    Whom is the correct answer

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    1. I don’t think so sir/ma’m😕
      Whom is supposed to be the used after a preposition or verb...it’s supposed to function as the object of a verb
      There’s no verb before or preposition before the _______ the verb comes after
      So i think it should be “who”... describing which library attendant in particular
      The combination with “whom” doesn’t even sound grammatically correct .

  • An accurate explanation,thank you.

  • Whom is the right answer because is for one person and i hope we all agree

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  • Omoregbee Michael

    But the sentence says the blank space WORKS IN THE EVENING. Do we say him works in the evening or he works in the evening.

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  • the correct answer here is WHOM and i think any everybody agree to this or...

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  • Sojaboi

    whom can be used to represent a particular person i.e like a personalize verb

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  • Oyatowo Dorcas

    'Whom' should be used to refer to the object of a verb or preposition. When in doubt, try this simple trick: If you can replace the word with “he”' or “'she,” use who. If you can replace it with “him” or “her,” use whom. Who should be used to refer to the subject of a sentence.