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  1. VaLyA^'s Avatar
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    What's the difference between who and whom?

    Hello,

    I have got the following question: What is the difference between who and whom? In what cases am I supposed to use either of them?
    I'm looking forward to your answer.

    Yours faithfully,
    Valya Georgieva

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    Re: What's the difference between who and whom?

    Quote Originally Posted by VaLyA^ View Post
    Hello,

    I have got the following question: What is the difference between who and whom? In what cases am I supposed to use either of them?
    I'm looking forward to your answer.

    Yours faithfully,
    Valya Georgieva
    Hi, Valya! Valentina is my favourite name. We ask questions to the subject of the sentence with "who". Who is your favourite writer? We ask questions to the object of the sentence with "whom". Whom did you see there? The thing is that while asking questions to the object of the sentence we can use "who" too. Who did you see there? But we can't use "whom"while asking questions to the subject of the sentence.

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    Re: What's the difference between who and whom?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    Hi, Valya! Valentina is my favourite name. We ask questions to the subject of the sentence with "who". Who is your favourite writer? We ask questions to the object of the sentence with "whom". Whom did you see there? The thing is that while asking questions to the object of the sentence we can use "who" too. Who did you see there? But we can't use "whom"while asking questions to the subject of the sentence.
    Thank you very much...
    By the way, my name is just Valya, not Valentina

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    Re: What's the difference between who and whom?

    'Whom' is used after a preposition:
    To whom did you give it?
    This is formal, and most people put the preposition at the end:
    Who did you give it to.

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    Re: What's the difference between who and whom?

    Quote Originally Posted by VaLyA^ View Post
    Thank you very much...
    By the way, my name is just Valya, not Valentina
    You are welcome, Valya! Valya is the short form of Valentina in Russia.

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    Re: What's the difference between who and whom?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    You are welcome, Valya! Valya is the short form of Valentina in Russia.
    Yes, we have Valentina as well here, but we have and just Valya which is my name :)

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    #7

    Re: What's the difference between who and whom?

    Quote Originally Posted by VaLyA^ View Post
    Yes, we have Valentina as well here, but we have and just Valya which is my name :)
    O.k I'll try to keep in my mind.

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