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Who and Whom

Post by natttt
Posted on 2012-02-08 10:53:16
Use the he/him method to decide which word is correct:
he => who
him => whom

Examples of the use of who and whom:

- Who/Whom wrote the letter?
He wrote the letter. Therefore, who is correct.

- For who/whom should I vote?
Should I vote for him? Therefore, whom is correct.

- We all know who/whom pulled that prank.
This sentence contains two clauses: We all know and who/whom pulled that prank. We are interested in the second clause because it contains the who/whom. He pulled that prank. Therefore, who is correct. (Are you starting to sound like a hooting owl yet?)

- We want to know on who/whom the prank was pulled.
This sentence contains two clauses: We want to know and the prank was pulled on who/whom. Again, we are interested in the second clause because it contains the who/whom. The prank was pulled on him. Therefore, whom is correct.



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