Give the book to whoever is next on the list

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Whoever You Are by Mem Fox

Every day all over the world, children are laughing and crying, playing and learning, eating and sleeping. They may not look the same. They may not speak the same language. Their lives may be quite different. But inside, they are all alike. Stirring words and bold paintings weave their way around our earth, across cultures and generations. At a time when, unfortunately, the lessons of tolerance still need to be learned, Whoever You Are urges us to accept our differences, to recognize our similarities, and-most importantly-to rejoice in both.
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Advanced English Grammar: Noun Clauses

Whoever vs. Whomever

The words "whoever" and "whomever" are often confused, with many people assuming that the latter is a more formal or correct version of "whoever. As a subject pronoun , it refers to the subject or actor in a sentence, the person who is performing the main action. For this reason, it works just like any other subject pronoun. You can use "whoever" in any context where you might also use "I," "she," "he," or "they":. In English and in many other languages, pronouns change case depending on the relationship being described. In standard English, "he," "she," "they," and "who" are changed to "him," "her," "them," and "whom" whenever the pronoun does not refer to someone doing the action in a sentence.

Chat or rant, adult content, spam, insulting other members, show more. Harm to minors, violence or threats, harassment or privacy invasion, impersonation or misrepresentation, fraud or phishing, show more. Identify the noun clause in the sentence below and define its function. Do whatever task needs to be done. Whoever is tallest should put the books away 3. Give the book to whoever is next on the list.

Who is that masked man? Dimwit consulted an astrologer whom she met in Seattle. She met him in Seattle. Jones is the man whom I went fishing with last spring. I went fishing with him. Joyce is the girl who got the job. She got the job.

Substituting Other Pronouns for Whoever and Whomever

Choosing between who- and whoso- versus whom- is definitely tricky. The key is to remember that whoever and whosoever form the subjective case and are used in the subject position in a sentence when a verb is conjugated or includes a linking verb. Whomever forms the objective case and is used in the object position in a sentence: the object of the verb or the preposition. Whosever is used in the possessive case. You can use one of several ways to decide if you should use whoever or whomever :.

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  2. Macrina O. says:

    Whoever vs. Whomever - Grammar and Punctuation

  3. Bernabeu O. says:

    Choosing whoever or whomever can be easy.

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