Who & Whom


What is the difference between WHO & WHOM?  When do I use which where?  If I wanted to make a sign that said, "To whoever planted the flowers,".   Is it WHO or WHOM? What's the diff?

asked Jul 22 '11 at 16:01 Priscilla Nolan New member

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Just to clarify, the example "Pick whomever you like" above is correct, but "whomever" is the object of "you like."  The entire clause "whomever you like" is the object of "pick." 


If the clause were "whoever runs the fastest," the sentence would read "Pick whoever runs the fastest to help with the project."

link comment answered Mar 19 '12 at 17:58 M Teplitz New member

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 19:49 esteban jonatan New member

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