Who or whom
Hi, I'm new to Grammarly. I'm finding it an excellent tool for checking the manuscirpt of my first book, but I have some questions.
I get conflicting replies to the word 'whom' in this sentence.....first, I'm advised to use 'who', and when I write in 'who', I'm advised to use 'whom'.
Can someone please tell me which word is best to use here?
I was taken aback when Leanne, whom I had never seen before, opened the front door.
This is a very controversial question among grammarians. I myself believe that whom is unnecessary except after prepositions, but it is a matter of some great debate. Please check a previous post here for varying opinions, and make up your own mind: http://www.grammarly.com/answers/questions/10715-who-vs-whom/
|link||answered Apr 04 '13 at 13:01 Shawn Mooney Expert|
Whom is the correct form because in this sentence you are going to describe Leanne, which is in the objective case.
I had never seen HIM or HER before. So the proper conjunction should be in objective case. Who is subjective case form whereas whom is objective case form.
|link||answered Apr 05 '13 at 11:29 Z. A. Jazley Contributor|
Hero of the day
Person wrote the most answer comments.