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The contest judges were told to give the prize to whomever

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The contest judges were told to give the prize to whomever drew the best picture.

(A) to give the prize to whomever drew the best picture.
(B) to give the prize to whoever drew the best picture.
(C) to give whoever drew the best picture the prize.
(D) to give to whomever drew the best picture the prize.
(E) to give the prize to whomever it was who drew the best picture.

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(B) Whoever is the subject of the subclause "drew the best picture".

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I think it is A, subsitude he or him into the sentence, " to give the prize to HIM" So according to the rule HIM=Whom.

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A.Haung wrote:
I think it is A, subsitude he or him into the sentence, " to give the prize to HIM" So according to the rule HIM=Whom.


I would have gone for (B) but not sure about this rule.

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Here is the Rule

She gives the prize to whomever/whoever drew the best picture.

= She gives the prize to him + He drew the best pciture.
---> She gives the prize to whoever drew the best picture.
him + He -- whoever
him + him -- whomever
She gives the prize to whomever/whoever you recommend.
= She gives the prize to him + you recommend him
--> She gives the prizt to whomever you recommend.

I will go for B.

What is OA?

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B... Whoever is correct.

Who is the subject pronoun, while whom is the object pronoun.

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Raffie wrote:
(B) Whoever is the subject of the subclause "drew the best picture".


Right on the target!!!

OA is B..

Whoever is the subject of the object clause whoever drew the best picture

Give the prize to 'an object'. But the object cluase contains an action, therefore a verb, and hence a subject

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