Incorrect whom:
"Whom ate the cookies?"

Incorrect who:
"Who do you love?"
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10,421 hits 1.8 (4 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 8 years ago by Electric

What is worse: Using whom when you should use who, or using who when you should use whom?
Incorrect whom:
"Whom ate the cookies?"

Incorrect who:
"Who do you love?"

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8 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 3/30/14 - 11:39:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well just because someone has to say it...
who is for the subject of the sentence
and whom is for the the object.

Either way, you mix them up is wrong. Neither is any more wrong than the other of course.

But I think when people throw in an unnecessary whom, it's probably because they're trying to be a smarty-pants, which is bad enough in and of itself. Being a smarty-pants and getting it wrong though, that's just awful.
8 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 4/2/14 - 6:00:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
Good question...
8 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 4/3/14 - 8:19:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
Using "whom" incorrectly is worse b/c it means you were trying harder to gussy up your language and you overshot. Most people give you a pass on using "who" incorrectly.
8 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 4/3/14 - 10:13:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
Whom would do such a thing?

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