Whom definition

ho͝om
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Whom is formal English and is used instead of "who" when the sentence is referring to an object pronoun and not when the sentence is referring to a subject pronoun such as he or she.

An example of whom is someone asking which person someone is speaking to, "To whom are you speaking?"

pronoun
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(formal) What person or people; which person or people, as the object of a verb.

Whom did you ask?

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Him; her; them (used as a relative pronoun to refer to a previously mentioned person or people.)

He's a person with whom I work.; We have ten employees, half of whom are carpenters.

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(formal) What person or people; which person or people, as the object of a preposition.

To whom are you referring? With whom were you talking?

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Origin of whom

  • Old English hwam

    From Wiktionary