Who, Whom, That, Which Quiz

1. For each of the following, choose the correct sentence.

NOTE: This is one of a series of quizzes based on guidelines endorsing that for restrictive clauses and which for nonrestrictive clauses. These principles, first put forward in the 1920s, are widely taught in America by traditional English instructors, but are not necessarily the practice of all writers and editors.

 A) Ahmed is the skydiver, that broke his back last week.
 B) Ahmed is the skydiver whom broke his back last week.
 C) Ahmed is the skydiver who broke his back last week.
 D) Ahmed is the skydiver which broke his back last week.

2. 

 A) Here is a problem who can’t be solved without a calculator.
 B) Here is a problem that can’t be solved without a calculator.
 C) Here is a problem which can’t be solved without a calculator.
 D) Here is a problem whom can’t be solved without a calculator.

3. 

 A) We have a city council who takes care of business.
 B) We have a city council which takes care of business.
 C) We have a city council that takes care of business.

4. 

 A) The domino theory, who stated that when one country fell to communism, others in the area would likely fall, was used as an argument to continue the Vietnam War.
 B) The domino theory, that stated that when one country fell to communism, others in the area would likely fall, was used as an argument to continue the Vietnam War.
 C) The domino theory, which stated that when one country fell to communism, others in the area would likely fall, was used as an argument to continue the Vietnam War.
 D) The domino theory, whom stated that when one country fell to communism, others in the area would likely fall, was used as an argument to continue the Vietnam War.

5. 

 A) She’s the kind of person that expects everything to be perfect.
 B) She’s the kind of person who expects everything to be perfect.
 C) Both A and B are correct.


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