Who vs Whom

Whom should be used to refer to the object of a verb or preposition. When you are confused, try using this simple trick: If you can replace the word with “he”’ or “’she,” use who. If you can replace it with “him” or “her,” use whom.

  • Who has be used when you want to refer to the subject of a sentence.
  • Whom has to be used when you want to refer to the object of a verb or preposition.


When to Use Who

In a sentence, who is used as a subject. Let’s look at a couple of examples:

Who would like to go to a movie?
Who baked this delicious cake?

When to Use Whom

Whom is used as the object of a verb or preposition. Consider these examples:

To whom was the mail sent?
Whom do you trust?
I do not know with whom I will go to the Church.

Why should one learn grammar?

There are many such confusing words, phrases, rules etc in English. We cannot learn such rules in a day’s time. It is almost impossible to memorize all of them. An idea of such grammar rules come about when you have a stronghold in the language. Still, to refer from time to time and realize our errors, and correct them using such guides and resources is very important.

How many of us know what Antecedents are? They are the nouns replaced by pronouns. Still struggling with the usage of ‘I’ and ‘me’? The answers to all these questions will be solved once you learn the English grammar rules properly. Similarly, the objective case, commonly confused phrases, defining and non defining clauses, inverted sentences, irregular comparatives, superlatives, possessive pronouns etc also can be perfected following the English grammar rules.