Grammar question on DS

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Horchata
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Grammar question on DS

Postby Horchata » Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:58 pm

I wasn't sure where to post this so I'm doing it here. Which is correct?:

all who reside in Mexico

OR

all whom reside in Mexico

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Re: Grammar question on DS

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:00 pm

Horchata wrote:I wasn't sure where to post this so I'm doing it here. Which is correct?:

all who reside in Mexico

OR

all whom reside in Mexico


whom is dative to or for
who

you could replace all who with 'those who' if it sounds better to you

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Re: Grammar question on DS

Postby hijodehombre » Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:23 pm

"all Mexican residents" maybe?

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Re: Grammar question on DS

Postby Horchata » Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:55 pm

This is the sentence: Before coming to XXX I interacted with my mother’s family – all who reside in Mexico – sparsely throughout my life.

I don't understand you Sophie.

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Re: Grammar question on DS

Postby oshberg28 » Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:30 pm

You should use "who". Based on my understanding of the rule, a good way to figure out which one to use is to reconfigure the statement and insert "they" or "them" in the statement (or "he" vs. "him", "she" vs. her", etc.). If you can say "they", then you use "who". If you use "them", then you use "whom". If we reconfigure your statement, it would read "they reside in Mexico"; therefore, you use "who".

However, somebody correct me if I'm wrong - I'm not 100% positive here.

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Re: Grammar question on DS

Postby apparentlymargarita » Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:47 pm

all of whom reside in Mexico

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Re: Grammar question on DS

Postby twert » Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:48 pm

Horchata wrote:This is the sentence: Before coming to XXX I interacted with my mother’s family – all who reside in Mexico – sparsely throughout my life.

I don't understand you Sophie.


this sentence doesn't make sense. before coming to xxx you had limited, inconsistent interaction with your mother's family, who all live in Mexico? Sparsely doesn't fit there.

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Re: Grammar question on DS

Postby Horchata » Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:56 pm

Ok, thank you for all the responses.

So how about this sentence?: Before coming to XXX I sparsely interacted with my mother's family - all of whom reside in Mexico.

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Re: Grammar question on DS

Postby 2ofspades » Sun Sep 05, 2010 12:14 am

Correct. But replace that dash with a comma.

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Re: Grammar question on DS

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:25 am

Horchata wrote:Ok, thank you for all the responses.

So how about this sentence?: Before coming to XXX I sparsely interacted with my mother's family - all of whom reside in Mexico.



no, you're misusing sparsely

Before coming to XXX I had little contact with my mother's family.
I had very little interaction with my mother's family before moving/coming to XXX.



by the way: dative is a part of speech. In general, only things that are to ____ or for ____ are things you use 'whom' for.
otherwise use who.

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Re: Grammar question on DS

Postby Horchata » Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:42 am

s0ph1e2007 wrote:
Horchata wrote:Ok, thank you for all the responses.

So how about this sentence?: Before coming to XXX I sparsely interacted with my mother's family - all of whom reside in Mexico.



no, you're misusing sparsely

Before coming to XXX I had little contact with my mother's family.
I had very little interaction with my mother's family before moving/coming to XXX.



by the way: dative is a part of speech. In general, only things that are to ____ or for ____ are things you use 'whom' for.
otherwise use who.


kk19131 wrote:Do "they" reside in Mexico... or do "them" reside in Mexico?

If "they" reside in Mexico then it's clearly "who".

If "them" reside in Mexico then it's clearly "whom".


Cool, thanks for the grammar tips. It will definitely help me in the future.




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