[Grammar] Who Vs Whom

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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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1. Who

“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.

2. Whom

“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!

PRACTICE

Results

#1. Do you know ____ baked this cake?

#2. The cook, ____ she just hired, failed to show up to work today.

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