Re: Who or Whom?

Subject: Re: Who or Whom?
From: Marie Clear <Mclear3000 -at- AOL -dot- COM>
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 1998 18:11:49 EST

Here's an even easier answer (or at least a handy test):

Pretend the phrase containing "who" or "whom" is a question.
If the answer is "he," use "who."
If the answer is "him," use "whom."
W___ took the ball? He took the ball. (Use "Who.")
W___ did you give the ball to? To him. (Use "Whom.")

So tell me, tech writers, does this test work?

Have fun.
Marie Clear

In a message dated 98-02-11 15:00:39 EST, you write:
<< From: Tammy Sudol
Can anyone give me the basic rules on when to use whom instead of who?
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Who knows? It depends on the person to whom you are talking.
(One's the subject, one's the object.)
Regards,
John Wilcox, Documentation Specialist
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