English

Question

Read the sentence.
Mae Davis, after whom the theater is named, was a famous singer in our town in the 1920s.
Which word is the relative pronoun in the sentence?
whom
in
after
our

2 Answer

  • whom

    Relative pronouns are used to refer to the nouns mentioned previously. "Whom" mentions Mae Davis and what she did. 
  • The correct answer is:  Whom.   A relative pronoun is one that refers to a name mentioned above and is called antecedent. In this case the relative pronoun is Whom and it refers to Mae Davis. Some words used as relative pronouns are: that, which, which, which, whose, whose, whose, whose, who, who.  

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