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Who is the Subject?
The subject of a sentence is the noun or pronoun that performs the action in the sentence. It is important for writers to understand the function of the subject and article in sentences to ensure they are grammatically correct and convey the intended meaning. There are some exceptions to these rules, however, with nouns that are used in a general sense such as cats, professions, and nationalities, and also when articles are used to modify these nouns. Understanding the difference between subject and article can help writers improve their writing and avoid making common grammar mistakes.
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Who is the Object?
The object of the verb is the person, thing, or place that’s being acted upon. It’s usually found right after the subject in the sentence. For example, “The girl scored the goal.”
If you’re unsure whether to use who or whom, try replacing it with the subjective-case pronouns he, she, or they. If it fits, use who. Otherwise, use whom.
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Who is the Relative Pronoun?
The relative pronouns who, whom, which and that introduce subordinate clauses that function as adjectives. These clauses can be restrictive or nonrestrictive. Use who and whom to refer to people, and which and which to refer to things. Restrictive clauses agree with their antecedents; nonrestrictive clauses do not.
In some instances, a relative clause may be essential to the sentence. In such cases, it should be offset with commas. Nonrestrictive clauses are not essential and can be removed without altering the meaning of a sentence. Ex: The well that is old ran dry.
Using who, whom and which to correctly connect independent clauses is an important grammar skill for children to learn. It will help them understand how a sentence is constructed and improve their written English. You can also decorate your classroom with this fantastic Relative Pronouns poster, to make the topic fun and easier for children to learn. This can be especially helpful for children who are studying for the end of KS2 SATs tests, as some questions will include relative clauses and require them to circle ‘which’.
Who is the Interrogative Pronoun?
The five interrogative pronouns in English are who, which, what, whom, and whose. While the first four refer to individuals, who and whose can also be applied to things or items. These are not to be confused with interrogative adjectives, which function as adverbs and modify verbs.
Using who and whom correctly is important when writing questions. To make sure you’re using them correctly, try substituting them with subjective-case pronouns like he or she. If it fits, use who; if not, use whom.
Remember, which, that, and whose are relative pronouns, meaning they connect the subject of the sentence with the relative clause. They’re not the same as interrogative pronouns like when, where, why, and how, which are also used in questions but function as adverbs to modify verbs. For more tips on using grammar correctly, be sure to check out our blog on the best ways to improve your writing. And don’t forget to have a professional proofreader check your work before it goes out!