Grammar Check: Who Vs. Whom

Who

–Used when speaking about “he” or “she.”

Example:
1. He said he would do it. (Who will do it?)
2. She found the remote. (Who found the remote?)

Whom

–Used when speaking about “him” or “her.”

Example:
1. I told her to vacuum the living room. (Whom did you tell to vacuum the living room?)
2. Should I tell him? (Whom should I tell?)

“Who” and “whom” was always something I got confused with. I don’t think I’ve never used the word “whom” in my life because of it. Everything was “who” for me because I deemed that to be the right way all the time.

Of course now I have no excuses not to use these words the right way. And neither do you.

You might also enjoy…
Grammar Check: A Vs. An
Grammar Check: All Ready Vs. Already

Advertisements

21 thoughts on “Grammar Check: Who Vs. Whom

  1. Whom shall I share all this knowledge with? Who has heard your call for grammatical knowledge.

    A good topic. I used to struggle too and sometimes still completely forgo using either who or whom and change the sentence completely haha.

  2. Even though I feel like it’s okay to be technically incorrect at times, I enjoy reading about correct usages, especially for words such as “who” and “whom.”

    Recently, while I was reading through a student’s essay (I’m a writing tutor, by the way), my Spidey Sense began tingling when she used the word “photoshopped.” I looked it up to see if it was correct and discovered, from the Photoshop site itself, that it’s incorrect to use “photoshop” as a verb since it’s the trademark for a product one can use, not an action. So I suggested the student reword her sentence to read that Photoshop was used, not that something was photoshopped. Interesting, the things we pick up along the way. 😉

Let me know your thoughts!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.