Woe Is I: Pronouns and Case Ignore interrupting expressions such as do you believe, do you think, do you suppose (and so on). They do not affect pronoun case. 60 3. Question: It was (they, them) who first suggested getting the 90-pound puppy. Answer: It was they who first suggested getting the 90-pound puppy. Use the objective case to show that the noun or pronoun receives the action. Question: (Who, Whom) can you send to help us? Answer: Whom is the direct object of the verb can send. Therefore, the sentence should read: " Whom can you send to help us?" Question: The taxidermist promised to notify Herman and (I, me) of his plans for the moose. Answer: Me (together with Herman) is the object of the infinitive to notify. Therefore, the sentence should read: "The taxidermist promised to notify Herman and me of his plans for the moose." Quoth the Maven With a who/whom question, change the word order: "You can send whom to help us?" This shows that you is the subject and whom is the object of can send