when and where to use "who" and "whom"??

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I know that "who" is  subject while "whom" is object, but I keep confusing between the two. Can you help me distinguish between them?

asked Feb 18 '11 at 17:31 kojin Ismael New member

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Who

Who is an interrogative pronoun and is used in place of the subject of a question.

Who is going?

Who can also be used in statements, in place of the subject of a clause.

This is who warned me.

 

Whom

Whom is also an interrogative pronoun, but it is used in place of the object of a question.

Whom is this story about?

And whom can be used in statements, in place of the object of a clause.

This is the man whom I told you about.

Whom is always the correct choice after a preposition.

The students, one of whom is graduating this year, failed the test.

link comment answered Feb 18 '11 at 20:51 Kochar Saeed New member
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I see, thank you Kochar.

link comment answered Feb 18 '11 at 21:19 kojin Ismael New member
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here is a fun link, whether you already understand the distinction between "who" and "whom" or not! after starting the e-lesson, the topic is discussed on page 5, but I would start from the beginning: www.linguicon.com/schools/students/grammar/grammar-2-050/

link comment answered Jan 10 '13 at 19:54 esteban jonatan New member

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