Tips and Tricks

What is another word for whom?

What is another word for whom?

What is another word for whom?

of which of whom
that to which
to whom which

Is Can’t a formal word?

Can’t is a contraction of cannot, and it’s best suited for informal writing. In formal writing and where contractions are frowned upon, use cannot. It is possible to write can not, but you generally find it only as part of some other construction, such as “not only . . . but also.”

Who should I contact or whom should I contact?

It should be “Whom should I contact?” Whom replaces the object of the sentence. The answer to the question would be “I should contact him.” Not “I should contact he.” That’s the easiest way to be sure of whether to use who or whom. If it can be replaced with he, use who.

Is it who or whom family?

You can think of a family as an abstract idea (like the word “group”), using “which”, or as a collection of individuals (when you would probably write “with whom”).

What is a synonym for whose?

Synonyms: to whom, to who, of whom, of which the, belonging to what person, more…

Whose attention or who’s attention?

Whose is the possessive form of the pronoun who, while who’s is a contraction of the words who is or who has. However, many people still find whose and who’s particularly confusing because, in English, an apostrophe followed by an s usually indicates the possessive form of a word.

Can I use that instead of who?

The relative pronoun ‘that’ is sometimes used instead of ‘which’ and ‘who’. Note that ‘that’ can only be used in identifying or restrictive relative clauses. An identifying relative clause gives information that is necessary to identify the person or thing we are talking about.

Whose cat or who’s cat?

Whose is a possessive pronoun. e.g. whose cat, whose iPod, etc. Who’s is normally misused in questions such as: “Who’s bag is this?”

Do you use Whose for objects?

Which and that, the relative pronouns for animals and objects do not have an equivalent so “whose” can be used here as well, such as in “the movie, whose name I can’t remember.” Whose is appropriate for inanimate objects in all cases except the interrogative case, where “whose” is in the beginning of a sentence.

Can formal word?

Could. Although ‘could’ is used as the past form of ‘can’, it is also used as a polite form of ‘can’ when asking permission to do something or when asking people to do things.

Do I use who or whom in this sentence?

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. Whom should be used to refer to the object of a verb or preposition.

Whose house is this meaning?

Whose is this house sounds unnatural it’s better if you use “Whose house this is?” it means that you are asking if who owns the house.