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  1. tachi
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    who and whom

    i dont get them
    when should we use them?

  2. Casiopea's Avatar

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    Re: who and whom

    Quote Originally Posted by tachi
    i dont get them
    when should we use them?
    Use who for subjects and whom for objects, like this,

    EX: John is nice.
    => Who is nice? (Subject)

    EX: John saw Mary.
    => John saw whom? (Object)

    EX: I gave John a book.
    => I gave whom a book? (Object)

    EX: I gave a book to John.
    => I gave a book to whom? (Object)

    Note, these days speakers often omit the letter/sound "m" from "whom", so you'll probably see and hear forms like this,

    EX: John saw Mary.
    => John saw who? (Object)

    EX: I gave John a book.
    => I gave who a book? (Object)

    EX: I gave a book to John.
    => I gave a book to who?

  3. tachi
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    ok got it
    thanks a lot ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by tachi
    ok got it
    thanks a lot ^^
    You're welcome. :D

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    Re: who and whom

    [quote="Casiopea"]
    Quote Originally Posted by tachi
    Note, these days speakers often omit the letter/sound "m" from "whom", so you'll probably see and hear forms like this,

    EX: John saw Mary.
    => John saw who? (Object)

    EX: I gave John a book.
    => I gave who a book? (Object)

    EX: I gave a book to John.
    => I gave a book to who?
    But is it still correct even if others omit M?!
    Thanks! :D

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