Wait! Is It “Who” Or “Whom?” And When Do I Use Each?

The answer is not as clear-cut as you’d think!

One of the trickiest grammatical rules is knowing which situations call for “who” and which for “whom.” The general consensus is that “who” is a subject and “whom” is an object, but many Americans don’t even know exactly what subjects and objects are and can’t pick their sentences apart to find them.

Even those who do have a good grasp on grammar rules will find that there are more complexities behind how and when to use “who” and “whom” than they’d thought. You’ve never looked at these two words this way before.

Who do we turn to (or to whom do we turn) for help? The amazing editorial staff at Merriam-Webster has the answer and it’s not as clear-cut as you’d think.

Watch the video below to learn more about just how intricate the grammatical rules of English are. Our language may be difficult at times, but it’s super interesting too!

Let us know in the comments what you think about “who” and “whom,” how often you use each, and how you feel about the grammar rules we’ve presented in this video. We can’t wait to hear from you!

How do you use each?