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    who? whom?

    Can never remember who or whom.

    As in who/whom are you trying to reach with this website?



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    Re: who? whom?

    who starts the sentence, whom finishes it: who does what to whom and with whom (think threesome). in questions it's "who are you going to the party with?" vs "with whom are you going to the party?" and " who are you giving this to?" vs "to whom are you giving this?"

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    Re: who? whom?

    "Who" is nominative case and takes the form of a subject in a sentence. "Whom" is objective case and performs as an object in the sentence.

    Two easy tips to help you know when to use "who" or "whom":

    1. Turn the sentence around. The artist whom she loved has moved away. Turn this around to: She loved whom. In this case, "whom" is the object of the verb, "loved."

    2. You can also replace "whom" with a different pronoun to determine if it's objective or nominative case. Whom did you vote for? Flip the sentence and change the pronoun: You voted for him. Like "whom," "him" is objective case. It's the object of the preposition "for."

    To decide if you need the nominative case of "who," insert "he" or "she" into the sentence. If it works, then you need "who."

    Hope that helps.

    Jeanne

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    martin shaw
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    Re: who? whom?

    Who will overtake whom. It's a one horse race.

    The human-evolve
    but bigger than that.

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