Who or Whom

Who or Whom : Grammar and Spelling Tips

Strictly speaking, it is correct to use
who as the subject of a verb and whom as the object.


• Who saw you?

• Whom did you see?

It is also strictly right to use whom after a preposition.

• To whom were you talking just now?

In practice, few people follow this rule. Most use who all the time and a sentence like the following one can sound too formal.

• To whom were you talking?

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