WHO vs WHOM: Useful Usage and Example Sentences

Who vs Whom?! Do you know the differences between who vs whom in English? Read the lesson below and find them out!

Who vs Whom

Using Who

  • Who is a subject pronoun like ‘I’, ‘he’, ‘she’, ‘we’ and etc…
  • We use who to ask which person does an action or which person is a certain way.

Examples:

  • Who is this?
  • He who likes borrowing dislikes paying.
  • Who are ready to believe are easy to deceive.
  • Who undertakes many things at once, seldom does anything well.
  • Who lives by hope will die by hunger.
  • Who holds the purse rules the house.
  •  He who has no shame has no conscience.
  • Who knows not how to dissemble knows not how to live.
  • He who plays with fire gets burned.
  • They who live longest will see most.
  • Life is a comedy to him who thinks and a tragedy to him who feels.
  • He who questions nothing learns nothing.
  • He who fears to suffer, suffers from fear

Using Whom

  • Whom is an object pronoun like ‘him’, ‘her’, ‘us’ and etc…
  • We use whom to ask which person receives an action.

Examples:

  • From whom did you receive these flowers?
  • To whom did you give the book?
  • Whom did you choose for our team leader?
  • He is a good man whom fortune makes better.
  • He took out a photo of his son, whom he adores.
  • Whom would you suggest for the job?
  • To whom did the money go when the old man died?
  • There were hundreds of protesters, not a few of whom were women.
  • She’s my girlfriend on whom you started in just now.
  • The policeman brought in two boys whom he had caught stealing.
  • To whom should I address the letter?
  • You can’t suppose whom I met in the street.
  • She wondered whether he had someone to whom he could talk freely.

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Who vs whom differences

WHO vs WHOM: Useful Usage and Example Sentences

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I really love this lesson, its help us to more learn English knowledge.

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Osori

Nice lesson !