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Post by Peter Fraser on March 3, 2015

I recently came across a grammar question that asked which is correct:
"Do you see who I see?" or "Do you see whom I see?"

The correct answer cited was "Do you see who I see?" but I can't figure out why it's not "whom I see", as the question is about someone "whom I see": "I see him.  Do you see him?".  Why is "who I see" correct?

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Last reply by: Professor Hendershot
Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:58 AM

Post by Dixing Xu on December 26, 2013

Hi Professor Hendershot!

I met a sentence: We are now living at a time _____ robots are taking over much of the work done by human beings before. The answer given is "when". But I just wonder whether I could use "that" to fill the blank or not. Thanks for the help!

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Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:23 PM

Post by jessica colindres on March 23, 2013

When referring to a collective noun, which relative pronoun should I use?

For example

The team that is winning.
The team who is winning.

Pronoun Case & Relative Pronouns

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:11
  • Relative Pronouns 1:08
    • Use Who/ Whom/ Whose
    • Use Which/ That
  • Pronouns Case 2:17
    • Subjective Case
    • Objective Case
    • Possessive Case
    • Use Subjective Case
  • Comparative Statements Practice 5:31
  • Comparative Statements Answers 5:45
  • Modifiers 6:34
    • Examples
  • Modifiers Practice 7:49
  • Modifiers Answers 8:10
  • We vs. Us 8:58
    • Examples
  • Who vs. Whom 10:08
    • Rule
    • Examples
  • Practice 11:31
  • Practice Answers 12:04
  • Practice 2 13:18
  • Practice 2 Answers 13:43