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When it comes to misunderstood words, the award for Most Confusing Pronouns definitely goes to who vs. whom.
In today’s [Grammar] we are going to explain the difference between “who” and “whom”. Let’s go!
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“Who” is a subjective-case pronoun, meaning it functions as a subject in a sentence.
Who, like I, he, she, we, and they, performs actions:
Who rescued the dog?
I’m not sure who called my name.
“Whom” is an objective-case pronoun, meaning it functions as an object in a sentence.
Whom, like me, him, her, us, and them, is acted on:
Whom did you see?
His grandchildren, whom he loves so much, are in town for a visit.
Whom more commonly appears when it follows a preposition, as in the salutation
To whom it may concern.
A quick way to decide between who vs. whom
If the question can be answered with he, the pronoun who is correct
Who went to the dog park? — He went to the dog park.
If a question can be answered with him, the pronoun whom is correct
To whom are you singing? — I’m singing to him.
Have you already known the difference between “who” and “whom”? Don’t worry, we prepare a quiz for you👇it is time to show yourself!
#1. Do you know ____ baked this cake?
#2. The cook, ____ she just hired, failed to show up to work today.
That’s all for today’s [Grammar]!!!