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2021.01.02 10:54

El uso de "who" y "whom"

The use of "who" & "whom"
(English

translation for natives at the bottom)

La mayoría de los nativos del inglés no sabe usar "whom" y en su lugar solo dicen "who" aunque sea incorrecto. En general, las personas que usan "whom" correctamente son percibidas como muy educadas o de clase alta por los que solo dicen "who".

Ambas palabras significan "quién" o "quien" dependiendo del contexto. "Who" solo es "quién/quien" en general, y es la forma más común. "Whom" es un pronombre de objeto directo (como palabras así: me, le, te, mí, tí, nos, etc). A decir, se usa "whom" para hablar de una acción que pasa al "quien".

La diferencia entre "who" y "whom" es la misma diferencia entre "yo" y "mí/me".

Ejemplos (con traduciones más o menos literales):

- "Who is he?" (¿Quién es?)
- "Whom are you speaking to?" (¿A quién le hablas?)
- "Whom are the gifts for?" (Para quién son los regalos?)


English explanation:

"Whom" is the same as "who" in every respect except that it's a direct object pronoun, meaning that the difference between "who" and "whom" is the same difference between "he" and "him." It's incorrect to say "Who are you talking to?" because it's incorrect to reply "I'm talking to he." That's really all it is.
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  • Asma 2021.01.02 11:29

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    Thank youuu❤️☺️
  • 55 2021.01.02 12:31

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    @F e l i x I agree(tho I'm not a native)..that ain't correct but considered correct as well because it's common for people. If someone says “Whom are you talking to” I’d also consider them right, but stuck in some kind of no man’s land between formality and informality. The guy was right but some natives might think it's odd but actually here in ph we are taught the same way about 'whom' it's basically because of grammar rules and stuff. Grammar lessons(for me) usually sound a bit formal.
  • Alex 2021.01.02 13:06

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    i’ve searched for it before and i didn’t find an answer for it, thanks a lot <3
  • Brendan 2021.01.02 17:48

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    I thought it was more along the lines of like “with whom are you taking?”
  • F e l i x 2021.01.02 23:53

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    @Brendan That's also correct. You could place "with" at the beginning or end. What's important is that it's there, and therefore "whom" is supposed to be used.
  • Zayda Gonzálezz 2021.01.03 01:21

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    Es como que el Whom es a quién/para quién?
  • F e l i x 2021.01.03 01:34

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    @Zayda Gonzálezz Más o menos, sí.
  • Zayda Gonzálezz 2021.01.03 16:28

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    Okey, muchas gracias
  • Andrew 2021.01.04 07:14

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    Thanks
  • Alex 2021.01.04 08:10

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    @F e l i x local dialect i guess
  • F e l i x 2021.01.04 08:11

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    @Alex What
  • Alex 2021.01.04 08:19

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    @F e l i x dialect doesn’t follow all the grammar rules its made by ppl
  • Alex 2021.01.04 08:21

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    @F e l i x and idk if it exists in english dialects but in arabic the grammar changes in every dialect
  • Edna 2021.01.04 13:11

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    Wow I lowkey wish you were a native Spanish speaker so you could be my teacher lol I've just been scrolling through all your posts & your explanations are SO good!
  • F e l i x 2021.01.04 13:12

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    @Edna Frankly, I probably know far more about the Spanish language than most natives (in terms of structure, rules, and grammar. My vocabulary is near certainly not as good as a native's)
  • Edna 2021.01.04 13:14

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    @F e l i x okay if I have questions about those things I might just ask you about them 😂
  • F e l i x 2021.01.04 13:17

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    @Edna Alright then :)

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