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Written in Austria in 1762, the composer of Symphony No. 5 was a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, who many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his contribution to classical music while court musician for the Esterhazy family.
A) the composer of Symphony No. 5 was a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, who many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his
B) Franz Joseph Haydn's Symphony No. 5, who many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his
C) Symphony No. 5 was composed by a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, who many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his
D) Symphony No. 5's composer was a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, whom many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his
E) Symphony No. 5 was composed by a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, whom many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his

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Someone has an easy way to find out if the right choice is WHO or WHOM?
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Tuliorosa, Who is referred to name when it is a subject, and Whom is referred to a name when it is a object, and in this question the subject is the symphony, and the object is the writter.
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Written in Austria must modify Symphony No 5. Only B and E are left. In B, who incorrectly refers to the symphony. E is correct.
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Written in Austria in 1762, the composer of Symphony No. 5 was a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, who many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his contribution to classical music while court musician for the Esterhazy family.
A) the composer of Symphony No. 5 was a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, who many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his
B) Franz Joseph Haydn's Symphony No. 5, who many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his
C) Symphony No. 5 was composed by a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, who many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his
D) Symphony No. 5's composer was a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, whom many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his
E) Symphony No. 5 was composed by a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, whom many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his


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Symphony No 5 was written in Austria in 1762 by a brilliant musician called Franz Joseph Haydn. Many referred to him as Father of Symphony for his contribution to classical music while he was a court musician for Esterhazy family

Error Analysis

Modifier error " Written in Austria modifies composer instead of Symphony.
Pronoun error "Subject pronoun who used in place of object pronoun whom.

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A) the composer of Symphony No. 5 was a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, who many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his- Discussed in error analysis
B) Franz Joseph Haydn's Symphony No. 5, who many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his- Modifier error and pronoun error
C) Symphony No. 5 was composed by a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, who many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his- Modifier error corrected, pronoun error still exists
D) Symphony No. 5's composer was a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, whom many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his- Symphony No 5's used as a possessive noun which is incorrect in this structure
E) Symphony No. 5 was composed by a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, whom many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his- Correct choice
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Written in Austria in 1762, the composer of Symphony No. 5 was a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, who many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his contribution to classical music while court musician for the Esterhazy family.
A) the composer of Symphony No. 5 was a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, who many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his
B) Franz Joseph Haydn's Symphony No. 5, who many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his
C) Symphony No. 5 was composed by a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, who many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his
D) Symphony No. 5's composer was a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, whom many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his
E) Symphony No. 5 was composed by a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, whom many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his
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Written in Austria in 1762, the composer of Symphony No. 5 was a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, who many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his contribution to classical music while court musician for the Esterhazy family.

Problem with the given sentence:
1) "composer" was not "written in Austria", so we need his "symphonies" that were "written" as per the starting modifier. Option A, D are out.
2) "Franz" is used in the object space and not subject space (I am sure there is a better grammatical jargon for this, sorry I don't remember, I just remember the logic), so we need "whom" and not "who" following "Franz". Option B, C are out.

Leaves us with choice E only.
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"Written in Austria in 1762" is a past participial phrase and so, would modify the phrase next to this participial phrase.

many later called (Franz Joseph Haydn) the "Father of the Symphony".

So, " Franz Joseph Haydn" is supposed to be the object of the verb called. So, we need to use the object pronoun "whom".
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Opening Modifier "Written in Austria in 1762" demands for something that was written i.e Symphony No. 5
A B D eliminated.
C & E remains.

we need "whom" which is matching with the last word of underlined part i.e His. Both are possessive in nature.

E is correct.
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Written in Austria in 1762, the composer of Symphony No. 5 was a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, who many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his contribution to classical music while court musician for the Esterhazy family.



Who / Whom

People called { Franz Joseph Haydn } him " Father of the Symphony " = Whom------------->Correct!!
People called { Franz Joseph Haydn }he " Father of the Symphony " = Who -------------> Incorrect

A) the composer of Symphony No. 5 was a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, who many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his - Incorrect
B) Franz Joseph Haydn's Symphony No. 5, who many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his - Incorrect
C) Symphony No. 5 was composed by a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, who many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his - Incorrect

3 : 2 Split done - Left with only 2 options

D) Symphony No. 5's composer was a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, whom many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his - Posessive , Incorrect
E) Symphony No. 5 was composed by a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, whom many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his

Hence (E) comes out as the winner !!!
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I went with C so obviously wrong. Found this. Hope it helps to people like me :roll: :

"Who" is a Subject Pronoun

"Who" is a subject pronoun like "he," "she" and "we" in the examples above. We use "who" to ask which person does an action or which person is a certain way.

Examples:

Who made the birthday cake?
Who is in the kitchen?
Who is going to do the dishes?
"Whom" is an Object Pronoun

"Whom" is an object pronoun like "him," "her" and "us." We use "whom" to ask which person receives an action.

Examples:

Whom are you going to invite?
Whom did he blame for the accident?
Whom did he hire to do the job?
"Whose" is a Possessive Pronoun

"Whose" is a possessive pronoun like "his," "her" and "our." We use "whose" to find out which person something belongs to.

Examples:

Whose camera is this?
Whose dog is barking outside?
Whose cell phone keeps ringing?

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Written in Austria in 1762, the composer of Symphony No. 5 was a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, who many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his contribution to classical music while court musician for the Esterhazy family.
A) the composer of Symphony No. 5 was a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, who many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his
B) Franz Joseph Haydn's Symphony No. 5, who many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his
C) Symphony No. 5 was composed by a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, who many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his
D) Symphony No. 5's composer was a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, whom many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his
E) Symphony No. 5 was composed by a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, whom many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his



A) the composer of Symphony No. 5 was a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, who many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his
wrongly modified. here the composer is modified instead of book
B) Franz Joseph Haydn's Symphony No. 5, who many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his
Here the modification is correct but Who is wrong. we need possessive case whom
C) Symphony No. 5 was composed by a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, who many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his ,Same as B who is wrong we need whom
D) Symphony No. 5's composer was a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, whom many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his modification error same as A
E) Symphony No. 5 was composed by a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, whom many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his[/quote]
free from modification error and correct use of whom

So E must be the answer
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Written in Austria in 1762, the composer of Symphony No. 5 was a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, who many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his contribution to classical music while court musician for the Esterhazy family.
A) the composer of Symphony No. 5 was a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, who many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his
B) Franz Joseph Haydn's Symphony No. 5, who many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his
C) Symphony No. 5 was composed by a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, who many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his
D)Symphony No. 5's composer was a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, whom many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his
E) Symphony No. 5 was composed by a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, whom many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his


A) the composer of Symphony No. 5 was a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, who many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his Composer can't be written in 1762.

B) Franz Joseph Haydn's Symphony No. 5, who many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his Possessive noun. Incorrect.

C) Symphony No. 5 was composed by a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, who many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his

D) Symphony No. 5's composer was a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, whom many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his Possessive noun. Incorrect.

E) Symphony No. 5 was composed by a brilliant musician, Franz Joseph Haydn, whom many later called the "Father of the Symphony" for his

The underlined part should start from "Symphony No. 5"

A, B, and D are out.

In (E), "whom" is correctly modifying the object of preposition "brilliant musician" and that is "Franz Joseph Haydn".

A rule worth to remember (Whom should be used to refer to the object of a verb or preposition. When in doubt, try this simple trick: If you can replace the word with “he”' or “'she,” use who. If you can replace it with “him” or “her,” use who.).

Hence (E)
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