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ECPE question (2008) which vs. whom Options
FX2
Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:41:24 AM
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Hello everyone,



I would like to know why the answer is which instead of whom. I know that we use which for animals/objects.



Wes is a vegetarian, ________ no one else in our class is.


a. who
b. what
c. whom
d. which



best regards,
thar
Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 9:08:07 AM

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The oroniun refers back to the niun before it.

The noun before it is not a person. It is a noun categorising the food something eats.



This lion a carnivore.
All cats are carnivores
This lion is a carnivore, which all cats are.

Wes is a vegetarian.
Noone else in the class is a vegetarian.
Wes is a vegetarian, which noone else in our class is.


This is my friend Wes.
Wes is a vegetarian.
This is my friend Wes, who is a vegetarian.


Wes is a vegetarian who eats eggs - that defines who Wes is.
He is a vegetarian.
He is a person who eats eggs.
He is a vegetarian who eats eggs.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:54:18 AM

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thar wrote:
The oroniun refers back to the niun before it.

You typing on that tiny keyboard on your phone again?

thar
Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:20:52 AM

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Sorry, was it that bad? d'oh!
Apologies FX2

Everything is now going nuts on my screen (before restart) - it was putting in numbers where I shouldn't even be able to, and so slow I couldn't see it. It even did a superscript which I can't do when I want to! But I should have checked it properly. That was just bad typing.

Looking on the bright side - being able to make out what I meant in that garbled sentence is a more useful skill than knowing your relative pronouns. Whistle
Wilmar (USA) 1M
Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 5:35:14 PM

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The concise answer is, people are who / whom, and things are which / what.
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