Who vs Whom - English Grammar - Teaching Tips


"Who" and "whom" are another set of words that often causes confusion. Howeer, there is actuall a simple trick to deciding which one to use in a sentence. "Who" is used to refer to the subject of a sentence and 'whom' is used to refer to the object. Keeping this in mind will eliminate the chance of making mistakes. We recommend the following trick. The usage of these two words is the same as he and him. "He" is the subject and "him" is the object. If you are confused about which one you should use, look at the sentences and check whether "he" or "him" should be used. If it's "he", then you should use "who". If it's "him", then "whom" should be used.

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This unit has been very informative. I don't have very much experience with lesson plans and it has been nice reading about what is important in planning classroom activities. I had no idea so much work went into planning for classroom work. The recommended lesson plan in the unit was very helpful and makes it easier to look at what goes into a lesson plan.This unit was another splendid example of how to teach grammatical points in a classroom setting by teachers who have spoken the language naturally and have never considered the intricacies of their spoken language beforehand. I appreciate the simple layout and learned about the differences in phrasal verbs, which even as a native speaker i found confusing.

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