Who vs Whom
The article explains the difference between who and whom and when to use them. Who can only be used for subjects and subject complements, while whom can only be used for objects and substitutes for objective pronouns
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Slide1Who vs. WhomWho- Substitutes for the subject. Who can be used only for subjects and subject complements. Example: Who let the dogs out? Example: All of the school bullies want to take on a big guy who they know will not hurt them.
Slide2Who vs. WhomWhom - can be used only for objects. Whom substitutes for objective pronouns (him, her) Example: The tutor whom I was assigned to was very supportive. Example: Whom did he question? Example: Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee.
Slide3Who vs. Whom Trick and Tip • When you have to make a who/whom decision, read the sentence twice. The first time, replace who with “he/she.” The second time, replace who with “him/her.” If the sentence sounds correct with “he,” use who. If correct with “him,” use whom.
Slide4The She/He-Him/Her Method Replace the Who or Whom in a sentence with she or her and see if it’s grammatically correct. • Choose Who if the personal pronoun is in the subjective case: I, we, he, she, it, they • Choose Whom if the personal pronoun is in the objective case: me, us, him, her, them • *Note: whoever and whomever follow suit
Slide5Examples• Who/Whom wrote the letter? • Replace who with she: • She wrote the letter • Replace whom with her: • Her wrote the letter. • The correct pronoun is Who . • She works in the sentence.
Slide6More Examples of Who vs.Whom: • For who/whom should I vote? • Should I vote for him/her ? • Should I vote for he/she? So, we know that whom is correct. • Remember: whom is replaced with him or her .
Slide7And….more….• Try another: • Who/Whom would be the best candidate? • She would be the best candidate. • Her would be the best candidate. • Therefore, Who is the answer.
Slide8Try some more:• We all know who/whom pulled the prank. • Try it out: • She pulled the prank. • Her pulled the prank • Therefore, who is the answer. • I asked who/whom they plan to send to the new island. What is the answer?
Slide9Keep going!• W ho will be making the trip. They are not sure who/whom will be making the trip. • Again, reconstruct the sentence: Her will be making the trip. • She will be making the trip. • Therefore, the sentence reads: • They are not sure who will be making the trip.
Slide10And, more…….• Who/Whom do you think has the best ideas for learning grammar? • Turn the sentence around: • You think…..has the best ideas for learning grammar. • You think he/him has the best ideas for learning grammar. • You think he has the best ideas….(correct)
Slide11Fill in the blanks with either whoor whom: • 1.She is the girl_____was employed here. • 2. He is the man_____we employed last year. • 3. Of______were you speaking? • 4. _______do you think will do the work best?
Slide12Your turn!• Now write five correct sentences using who and five correct sentences using whom .