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who vs whom

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
Does anybody know the rules of using who and whom. I looked it up on the internet but quickly lost interest. So somebody tell me in an interesting but still educating way. I wanna go back home and impress all my friends with my new found knowledge cuz I said I would.

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Come again please? :confused:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    When do you use who and when do you use whom in a sentence?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    to whom it may concern ...i'm off to my bed ...to sleep deeply ...tp dream of other worlds and other times ...to sweat and toss and turn ...i smell like a kitchen and can't be arsed having a shower till the morrow ...who cares!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    If you can replace a word with "he" or "she," then it is the subject of the sentence and you should use "who." If you can replace the word with "him" or "her," it is the object and you should use "whom." You might need to rephrase the sentence to make this work. E.g.

    Who do you think is responsible? (Do you think he is responsible?)
    Whom shall we ask to the party? (Shall we ask him to the party?)
    Give the box to whomever you please. (Give the box to him.)
    Give the box to whoever seems to want it most. (He seems to want it most.)
    Whoever shows up first will win the prize. (He shows up first.)
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    Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Posts: 16,688 Skive's The Limit
    Originally posted by Miffy
    If you can replace a word with "he" or "she," then it is the subject of the sentence and you should use "who." If you can replace the word with "him" or "her," it is the object and you should use "whom." You might need to rephrase the sentence to make this work. E.g.

    Who do you think is responsible? (Do you think he is responsible?)
    Whom shall we ask to the party? (Shall we ask him to the party?)
    Give the box to whomever you please. (Give the box to him.)
    Give the box to whoever seems to want it most. (He seems to want it most.)
    Whoever shows up first will win the prize. (He shows up first.)
    That's useful... I was wondering the same thing too. Thanking ya kindly!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Miffy
    If you can replace a word with "he" or "she," then it is the subject of the sentence and you should use "who." If you can replace the word with "him" or "her," it is the object and you should use "whom." You might need to rephrase the sentence to make this work. E.g.

    Who do you think is responsible? (Do you think he is responsible?)
    Whom shall we ask to the party? (Shall we ask him to the party?)
    Give the box to whomever you please. (Give the box to him.)
    Give the box to whoever seems to want it most. (He seems to want it most.)
    Whoever shows up first will win the prize. (He shows up first.)

    :heart: thanks babe
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