Aqua Level Lessons
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You

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I

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He

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She

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It

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We

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Lesson Ten

who

write

singular or plural

subject object possessive adjective possessive pronoun reflexive pronoun
who
whom
whose
whose
----

These pronouns are used when making statements or asking questions about identity or ownership.

subject = who

  • Who is he?
  • Do you know who he is?

fatah

object = whom

  • Is this the person with whom you spoke?
  • A: To whom did you speak?
  • B: I spoke to Anna.

whom = Anna

anna

Anna

possessive adjective = whose

 

  • A: Whose skateboard is this?
  • B: It's Spencer's skateboard.

Spencer is the owner of the skateboard.

 

skateboard

Spencer the skateboarder

Spencer

possessive pronoun = whose

  • A: Whose is this?
  • B: I don't know.

 

 

  • A: Whose are these?
  • B: They're John's.

 

mitten

this = singular (1)

boots

these = plural (2+)

reflexive pronoun = /

There is not a reflexive pronoun that can be used with "who."

 

x

 

There are a few important things to consider when using these pronouns:

  1. Many Americans choose not to use "whom" unless the situation requires it. "Whom" sounds very formal. While it's not grammatically correct to use "who" instead of "whom" when the pronoun should be in the objective case, most Americans do it anyway
  2. Don't confuse the contraction "who's" (who is) with "whose." This is generally a spelling issue because both words sound the same.

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Aqua Level Exercise 10

write Write these sentences and questions in your notebook. Fill in the blanks with....

who     who's      whom    whose

 

1. ________ called?

2. I can't tell _________ shoes these are.

3. ________ at the door?

4. ________ are these?

5. ________ shoes are these?

6. To ________ are you speaking?

7. ________ did you call?

8. We don't know __________ coming.

9. ________ is he?

10. ________ there?

 

Next: Pronoun Review

 

Answers: 1. Who; 2. whose; 3. Who's; 4. Whose; 5. Whose; 6. whom; 7. whom or who; 8. who's; 9. Who; 10. Who's

 

 

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