Who vs Whom

Who is a subject. Whom, on the other hand, is an object.

 

An important rule is to use he/him method to know which one is correct!

He = Who

Him = Whom

Look at the following example:

Who/Whom sent the mail? 

-He sent the letter. So, in this case, who is the correct one!

Who/Whom should I choose for my basketball team? 

-Should I choose him? So, in this case, whom is the correct one!

Now let’s look at a slightly difficult sentence.

We guessed who/whom the book was about.

There are two clauses here. However, the second clause contains the who/whom.  The book was about him. So, in this case, whom is correct!

 

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