Monday, September 22, 2014

Who is he or she ... Whom is him or her


If you’re like most English speakers, you know that there’s a difference between who and whom but you aren’t sure what that difference is. 

We’re here to help. Who should be used to refer to the subject of a sentence. Whom should be used to refer to the object of a sentence. 

When in doubt, try this simple trick: If you can replace the word with ‘he’ or ‘she,’ use who. If you can replace it with ‘him’ or ‘her,’ use whom. 

Here are two examples: Who ate my sandwich? (Did he eat my sandwich? Did she eat my sandwich?) 

Whom should I talk to about labeling food in the refrigerator? (Should I talk to him? Should I talk to her?) More here:

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