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When to Use "Whom or Whomever"?

Updated: Nov 30, 2020

When to Use "Whom or Whomever" in English grammar

Use whom or whomever if you can substitute the following pronouns: him, her, them, me, us. These pronouns function as objects of verbs or prepositions.


1. Whom did you ask to pick up the order?

Substitution phrase: I asked him/ her/ them to pick up the order.

2. To whom is the mailing addressed? Substitution phrase: The mailing is addressed to him/ her/ them/ me/ us.

Excerpt from the book Grammar Essentials for Proofreading, Copyediting & Business Writing in Chapter 8: Common Usage Errors.

Ashan R. Hampton is a long-time English instructor turned entrepreneur. Through her company, Onyx Online Education & Training, she offers digital courses and print books on grammar, proofreading, business writing and communication for personal and professional development to individuals and corporations. To find out more about Ashan's work, visit www.arhampton.com.


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