April 23, 2014
The Tongue Untied
A Guide to Grammar, Punctuation and Style
Identify the correct verb choice (singular or plural) in each question.
William does not believe that there is anyone smarter than a) him b) he. him heThe store will offer a discount to a) whomever b) whoever solves the puzzle. whomever whoevera) We b) Us optimists are sure that everything will work out for the best. We UsYou may not have your water bottle, but does Sara have a) hers b) her’s? hers her’sNo one is surprised that George is a better liar than a) he b) him. he himThe managers announced that it was a) they b) them who planned the successful program. they thema) Who b) Whom did the teacher choose to be the class president? Who WhomSam supports a) whoever b) whomever his father likes. whoever whomeverThe timber industry contends that a) it’s b) its good for the forest to cut trees. it’s itsWill they approve the contract a) we b) us workers proposed? we usThe puppy in that car is the one a) that b) who dug the holes in my flower bed. that whoIs it possible that there is anyone less qualified than a) he b) him to run this company? he himCompared with Tom and a) me b) I, Mark looks like a raving liberal. me IThe chance to rule the world is within the grasp of a) whoever b) whomever has the money. whoever whomeverThe administration developed the new job for a) whoever b) whomever wanted to lobby the legislature. whoever whomeverIf Bill just asked Ted and a) me b) I, we would help him move this weekend. me IDo you know a) who’s b) whose going to be speaking at the meeting? who’s whosea) Theirs b) Their’s is the best proposal we have seen. Theirs Their’sIt was a) he b) him whom the panel chose. he hasPlease deliver the bribe to a) whoever b) whomever Tom indicates. whoever whomever Loading …
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