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You will find "who," "whom," and occasionally "which" used to refer topeople, and "which" and "what" used to refer to things and to animals."Who" acts as the subject of a verb, while "whom" acts as the object of averb, preposition, or averbal.Thehighlightedword in each of the following sentences is aninterrogative pronoun:Whichwants to see the dentist first?"Which" is the subject of the sentence.Whowrote the novel Rockbound?Similarly "who" is the subject of the sentence.Whomdo you think we should invite?In this sentence, "whom" is the object of the verb "invite."Towhomdo you wish to speak?Here the interrogative pronoun "whom " is the object of the preposition"to."
Whowill meet the delegates at the train station?In this sentence, the interrogative pronoun "who" is the subject of thecompound verb "will meet".Towhomdid you give the paper?In this example the interrogative pronoun "whom" is the object of thepreposition "to."Whatdid she say?Here the interrogative pronoun "what" is the direct object of the verb"say."Relative PronounsYou can use arelative pronounis used to link onephraseorclausetoanother phrase or clause. The relative pronouns are "who," "whom,""that," and "which." The compounds "whoever," "whomever," and"whichever" are also relative pronouns.You can use the relative pronouns "who" and "whoever" to refer to thesubject of a clause or sentence, and "whom" and "whomever" to refer tothe objects of a verb, a verbal or a preposition.In each of the following sentences, thehighlightedword is a relativepronoun.You may invitewhomeveryou like to the party.The relative pronoun "whomever" is the direct object of the compoundverb "may invite".The candidatewhowins the greatest popular vote is not always elected.In this sentence, the relative pronoun is the subject of the verb "wins" andintroduces thesubordinate clause"who wins the greatest popular vote".This subordinate clause acts as anadjectivemodifying "candidate."In a time of crisis, the manager asks the workerswhomshe believes to be the mostefficient to arrive an hour earlier than usual.In this sentence "whom" is the direct object of the verb "believes" andintroduces the subordinate clause "whom she believes to be the mostefficient". This subordinate clause modifies the noun "workers."Whoeverbroke the window will have to replace it.Here "whoever" functions as the subject of the verb "broke".The cratewhichwas left in the corridor has now been moved into the storage closet.In this example "which" acts as the subject of the compound verb "wasleft" and introduces the subordinate clause "which was left in the corridor."The subordinate clause acts as an adjective modifying the noun "crate."I will readwhichevermanuscript arrives first.Here "whichever" modifies the noun "manuscript" and introduces thesubordinate clause "whichever manuscript arrives first." The subordinateclause functions as the direct object of the compound verb "will read."Indefinite PronounsAnindefinite pronounis a pronoun referring to an identifiable but not

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