Unsure to whom the teacher was talking, the students stared mutely at the algebra problem on the board. A. Unsure to

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Unsure to whom the teacher was talking, the students stared mutely at the algebra problem on the board.

A. Unsure to whom the teacher was talking
B. Unsure of whoever the teacher was talking to
C. Being unsure of which of them the teacher was talking to
D. As they were unsure to whom the teacher was talking
E. Unsure of who was being talked to by the teacher



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Source: Princeton Review

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Option A - correct
The sentence correctly uses 'whom' which is an objective pronoun to show the receiver of the action.

Option B - incorrect
It uses the wrong form of pronoun 'whoever' to describe the object of the sentence.

Option C - incorrect
'Being' as used in the sentence gives it an ambiguous feeling which changes the intended meaning of the sentence.

Option D - incorrect
The addition of 'as' in this sentence makes it seem incorrect. If we omit the word 'as' and read the sentence as it was. It sounds really illogical.

Option E - incorrect
This has the same issue as option B. Also, 'who' is a subjective pronoun, it can't be used as an object.