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Who? Whom? Whose? How do you know which to use?
All you need to do is answer a question to help you figure out if it should be who or whom. Is it *he* or *him* that makes sense in your sentence?
If it's *hE*, use whO.
However, if it's *hiM*, use whoM.
Who did you vote for in the past election? 'I voted for he.' 'I voted for him.' The correct answer is *hiM* so it would be correct to use WHOM instead of who. "Whom did you vote for in the past election?"
Okay... that's it. That's all you need to know. Right?
University of Kansas says this:
“Who” and “whoever” are subjective pronouns; “whom” and “whomever” are in the objective case. That simply means that “who” (and the same for “whoever”) is always subject to a verb, and that “whom” (and the same for “whomever”) is always working as an object in a sentence.
Grammar Girl uses "I love you." In this sentence, *you* are the object of my affection. *You* is also the subject of the sentence. So the question is "Whom do I love?" The answer? YOU! <3
Here is your TIPSY for Who, Whom, and Whose:
Who—He, She, They
Whom—Him, Her, Them
Whose—His, Hers, Theirs
Got it? =D
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