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2016-09-19 14:06:00
2016-09-19 14:06:00

The answer to "what" is a thing.

The answer to "whom" is a person.

The pronoun "whom" functions as the object of a verb or a preposition.

The corresponding pronoun "who" functions as the subject of sentence or a clause.

The pronoun "what" functions as a subject or an object in a sentence.

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A word that answers what or whom when, asked after the verb, is a direct object. An indirect object or an object of a preposition answers what or whom. A direct object, indirect object, and object of a preposition are nouns or pronouns.

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