Misused Words

Who and Whom

Who is a pronoun that is used only in the subjective case.

This means that who has to be the subject of a verb.

Who is the leader of this group?

Whom is a pronoun that is used only in the objective case.

This means that whom has to be the object of a verb or a preposition.

With whom are you going to the movie?
Practice

Choose the correct answer for each of the two practice sentences below by clicking on the correct answer.

(1) To (who, whom) should I address this letter?

(2) This is Matthew, (who, whom) was suspended from school.

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