Which is correct in 1 and 2—whoever or whomever? 1. Give the promotion to the most qualified candidate, whoever / whomever that may be. 2. Give the the gift to anybody, whoever / whomever it is. Whoever = if you can substitute "he" Whomever = if you can substitute "him" Based on the trick above, I can't determine whether "whoever" or "whomever" is correct. You could break down the clause, but it goes both ways: In number 1, That may be him. (Use whomever.) He may be the one. (Use whoever.) In number 2, It is him. (Use whomever.) He may be the one who'll get the gift. (Use whoever.) Am I overthinking / overcomplicating these two sentences? Help! Thanks.