Re: Who or Whom?

Subject: Re: Who or Whom?
From: "Parks, Beverly" <ParksB -at- EMH1 -dot- HQISEC -dot- ARMY -dot- MIL>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 1998 14:32:54 -0700

> From: Richard Frederick [SMTP:fred_ri -at- ENG -dot- PRINTRONIX -dot- COM]
> Someone once gave me an easy way to remember. If you can replace the
> word in question with "he," use who. If you can replace the word in
> question with "him," use whom.
Right rule, just bad examples. The way I learned it, you can't
do a direct replacement. You usually have to recast the sentence.
However, the rule still applies.

It all depends on who/whom will be there.

He will be there; NOT him will be there.
He=Who; therefore, the answer to your dilemma is who.

Who/whom are you going to ask to the dance?

I will ask her(him) to the dance; NOT I will ask she(he) to the
Him=Whom; therefore, the answer is whom.

Works for me.

Bev Parks
parksb -at- emh1 -dot- hqisec -dot- army -dot- mil

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