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The Case of “Who” Versus “Whom”



Strunk and White’s page turner of a read known as “The Elements of Style” continues. I’ve hit an iceberg here. The “Whom” and “Who’ conundrum.

We all tend to grapple with the use of who-whom, but I think we’ve got a good sample to remember by:

Who – refers to he.

Whom – refers to him.

Furthermore, Sandy likely does write better than I, rather than better than me.

Who knew? I’ve been using me more times than I would like to admit.

Carry on.



Author: Debi Rotmil

I'm Debi Rotmil. I'm the author of the book "Hitting Water: A Book of Stories" and founder of The Good Write. I work in finance, write, eat, walk the dog, write, blog, jog, spin. I work everyday to try and change the world in my own way.

2 thoughts on “The Case of “Who” Versus “Whom”

  1. The issue is understanding that English has three cases: nominative, possessive, and objective. I teach this every semester to various college students.

  2. The comment above by frenchc1955 makes my head spin.

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