Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Who or Whom? That is the Question

Who is a subject pronoun and should be used to replace the subject of the verb.

Whom is an object pronoun and should be used either to replace the object of a verb or before a preposition.

A simple test is to see whether you can replace the who/whom with a subject pronoun (I or he) or an object pronoun (me or him).

Whom did you see? (Did you see him?)

I cannot see who is in the classroom. (He is in the classroom.)

To whom it may concern. (To him...)

Who has lost their shoes? (He has lost his shoes.)

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