20 September 2014 by Diane
To understand the difference between WHO and WHOM, you must first understand the difference between a SUBJECT and an OBJECT.
The subject of the sentence does the action, and the object of the sentence receives the action. If I call my dad, then I am the subject and my dad is the object.
We use WHOM to refer to the object of a sentence. We use WHO to refer to the subject of a sentence.
For example, we would say "Whom did you call?" because the answer is MY DAD, the object.
Here's a tip:
If you can answer the question being asked with "him," then use "whom.”
If you can answer the question being asked with “he,” then use “who.”
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