Who vs Whom

Who vs Whom

Who

 

Who = subject pronoun

 

Ex:  Who ate the apple?

Ex:  Who got the job?

 

Whom = object pronoun

 

Ex: The apple was eaten by whom?  (“The apple” is the subject)

Ex: Whom do you love?  ( “You” are the subject)

 

Tip to remember:

If you can replace it with he/ she then “who” is the correct pronoun.

Ex:  He ate the apple

Ex:  She got the job.

Another tip

Answer the question

If the answer is he / she, use who for the question

If the answer is him / her, use whom for the question.

Ex: Who/ Whom do you love?

Answer: I love her =  Question:  Whom do you love?

 

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