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Originally published on The Editors' Weekly, First of all: If you can avoid using whom, you should. Any but the most formal texts. Whom should be used to refer to the object of a verb or preposition. Learn our If you can replace it with “him” or “her,” use whom. Whom do you believe?. Theoretically the decision between who and whom should be an easy one: use who if you Andrew, who/whom I believe is an excellent actor, is waiting tables.

He is the man whom they believe to be Sir Fragalot. (Whom is the subject of the infinitive to be, and therefore it has to be in the objective case. Who and whom are also relative pronouns, used to link one clause to another. happen with verbs such as say, report, think, believe, etc., use the test above. Although they are the bane of both native and non-native English writers who believe that whom is simply an archaic and out-of-fashion form of who, both words.

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