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difference is that now these pronouns are functioning as objects:
—The movie that we saw last night was terrible.
—The movie, which we saw last night, was terrible.
For people, you will use either who or whom. Who is usually used instead of whom in colloquial speech, even
though it is technically incorrect:
—The person who they saw was sick. (informal)
—The person whom they saw was sick. (formal)
—There’s the driver who the police arrested. (informal)
—There’s the driver whom the police arrested. (formal) 75
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Whose is used to show possession. It has the same meaning as other possessive adjectives such as his, hers, its,
—There’s the man whose house we bought.
—I have a book whose story is fascinating.
Whose modifies people but can also be used with things.
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2014 for the course ENG 99 taught by Professor Michal during the Winter '13 term at CSU Sacramento.
- Winter '13