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Who vs. Whom: The Easy Way to Remember

Posted by Sara Richmond   Oct 7, 2021 10:30:00 AM

A list of the top five things that tick people off includes toilet paper hung backwards (whichever way that is), the sound of people chewing loudly, and the misuse of who and whom.

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Who or Whom? Get It Right Every Time with These 3 Tricks

Posted by Terri Porter   Sep 15, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Whether to use who or whom confounds a lot of people. The basic rule is easy enough, but even the most seasoned editors and writers can stumble over sentences like the following:

Think about who you want to cover and who is eligible for coverage.

Part of the problem is that the sentence sounds perfectly natural. And in fact, in everyday conversation, it’s fine. But in more formal contexts and to be grammatically correct, that first who should be whom.

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