WHO or WHOM? We all know that there’s a difference between when to use WHO or when to use WHOM. But could you explain what to do?
The confusion between who and whom when writing is an issue that many people struggle with. As language evolves, common every day speech is much more forgiving on the usage of words like whom. But when you are writing, it is important to use the words correctly. Remember, to others who are not speaking with you, your writing is a direct reflection on you and your work.
Sometimes, questions use inverted word order (in which the verb frequently comes before the subject). To determine the subject and predicate, it may be necessary to reorder the words so that the subject comes first.
Substitute “he” or “she” for who in the sentence to hear if it sounds correct: Who ordered more supplies for the mailroom? Heordered more supplies for the mailroom.
Substitute “him” or “her” for whom in the sentence to hear if it sounds correct: I should address this email to whom? I should address this email to her.
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