- So,what is the difference between who and whom?
A lot of English language learners confuse these words and tend to use them incorrectly.
Here is a simple explanation for who and whom.
☛First we need to learn subject and object:
Subject: doing something. (WHO)
Object: having something done to them. (WHOM)
When to Use WHO
Who is a subject pronoun. (I,you,he,she,it etc)
►Who won the race?
HIM → WRONG
HE won the race → CORRECT
►Who made this?
HER → WRONG
SHE made it → CORRECT
Use WHO to ask which person does an action or which person is a certain way.
When to Use WHOM
Whom is an object pronoun. (me, you, him,her etc)
►Whom do you believe?
HE → WRONG
I believe in HIM → CORRECT
►For whom does the bell toll?
THEY → WRONG
For THEM → CORRECT
Remember!☺ WHO fits anywhere HE fits and WHOM is used wherever HIM fits.
WHO → HE
WHOM → HIM