Verbal Ability - Sentence Correction - Discussion

Discussion :: Sentence Correction - Section 1 (Q.No.4)

Which of phrases given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark 'E' as the answer.


The man to who I sold my house was a cheat.

[A]. to whom I sell
[B]. to who I sell
[C]. who was sold to
[D]. to whom I sold
[E]. No correction required

Answer: Option D


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Karthik said: (Nov 23, 2010)  
Yes answer is d.

Anu said: (Dec 27, 2010)  
Because That was past tense.

Raju said: (Feb 10, 2011)  
I also agree with anu.

Vijaykrishna said: (Feb 25, 2011)  
It possesive case.

Swaroop said: (Jun 6, 2011)  
I thnk there might not be 2 past tense arranged in one sentence.

Answer is not satisfied me.

Mahesh said: (Jun 8, 2011)  
Whom comes for object and who comes for subject here I is subject the person who purchased was object.

Parul said: (Aug 4, 2011)  
Because we use "whom" after "to", not "who".

Syed said: (Aug 28, 2011)  
'i' is subject who also indicate subject so two subject wont come continuously,so whom is used as object instead of who

Vidya said: (Aug 30, 2011)  
Ya answer is correct because the house was sold to a man he was cheat in indirect speech we follow that as "whom".

Godhan Singh said: (Aug 31, 2011)  
Ya answer is correct because who is used for person in subject case while whom is also used for persion in object case.

Anurag said: (Sep 6, 2011)  
Whom is acting as object and person is talking about the past so D is correct.

Soumya said: (Sep 19, 2011)  
Dear friends since it is a passive voice we have to use whom. Got it?

Hardhik said: (Nov 14, 2011)  
This sentence refers to past tense. That's why we have to use past tense answer.

Rabbani said: (Jun 20, 2012)  
The man was a cheat is a principal clause so who is not correct whom is correct.

Jayashri said: (Mar 10, 2013)  
This sentence is in past tense and who can be changed to whom (relative pronoun).

Abdallah said: (Jun 3, 2013)  
"Whom" in this sentence is a relative pronoun that refers to the object who is the man.

If the man was the subject, we would use "who".

Shyam said: (Dec 20, 2013)  
If we put the answer in the sentence it is not at all matching. How the answer could be right?

Madhu said: (Jan 10, 2014)  
Whom is always used after preposition.

Maahi said: (Jan 10, 2014)  
If we put the answer in the sentence it is not at all matching. How the answer could be right?

Kam Mkn said: (Nov 25, 2014)  
The man who was sold to my house was a cheat is correct answer.

When something is main then after that supporting word doesn't accept preposition if someone has written in his book except that he is low class of knowledge.

Rahul said: (Mar 9, 2015)  
No who is mainly used in subjective case here it is objective so man just whom, other yes it is past tense.

Pratibha said: (Aug 24, 2015)  
I also agree because it is past tense.

Faizullah said: (Sep 22, 2016)  
I agree with you @Anu.

Sumon said: (Nov 8, 2016)  
Why I use whom? Can you please explain me?

Ramesh Pujari said: (Dec 22, 2016)  
Since the man is receiver so he becomes object and object of the Relative pronoun is whom such as.

I killed the man.

I----- doer ---- Relative Pronoun should be (Who).
The man-----receiver----R P ( whom).

So, the answer is D.

Rasul said: (Mar 21, 2017)  
If we see the construction of the sentence there is a word (WAS) which means the sentence is Past, & you cannot Answer A&B because it is present, while (C) could not be used for the very simple reason 1. There is a word WAS and if you answered (C) you made redundancy on the Sentence. 2. WHO is used after a noun or pronoun.

Neelesh said: (Jun 27, 2017)  
I think "cheater" would be more satisfying than "cheat".

Ganesh said: (Aug 20, 2017)  
Yes, I agree as this is correct form of tense.

Yashu said: (Feb 5, 2018)  
I also agree @Anu.

Vinay said: (Jun 14, 2018)  
Because the sentence in the past tense that's why it is to whom I sold.

Mounika Rayaprolu said: (Jul 2, 2018)  
Basically who refers when we ask pointing someone like who are they? while whom refers to a particular person like with whom you are going out? so in the given sentence, it was said that the person has sold the house to a particular person so whom is to be placed instead of who.

Deekshitha said: (Jul 12, 2018)  
In the sentence "was cheat" is in past, so the option which contains past form of the verb is correct and of course we might think an option "C", but past form never follows "to". Hence option "D" is correct.

Riyad said: (Jul 7, 2021)  
After a preposition, the object form of the pronoun is used.

i.e To + whom (object form of who).

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