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Who or Whom?

4 October 2:00 am
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Sometimes, I have to look up a grammatical rule.  Like when to use the word “who” and when to use the word “whom”.   Who vs. whom.  It use to be confusing.

But here is the tip I learned that took away the confusion.  Whom and him both end with the letter m.  When you’re trying to decide whether to use who or whom, ask yourself, is the answer going to be he or him?  If the answer is him–then use whom.  It’s easy to remember because they both end with the letter m.

For example, if you want to ask “Who or Whom do you like?” you would answer, “I like him”.  So–in this example, you would use the word whom.

If you asked “Who or whom broke the glass?” the would answer “He broke the glass.”  So, in this instance, you would use the word who.

It’s a fun little rule.

And fun learning is forever learning!

Ann Simpson


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