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Jul 16 2008   4:11PM GMT

Quiz: Writing for business – July 16, 2008

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

diane_greene.jpg Which is correct?

Diane Greene, _____ I admire very much, is no longer VMware’s CEO.
a. who
b. whom

Answer: b


Who is a subject pronoun — just like he, she, and they.

Whom is an object pronoun — like him, her, and them.
Turn your sentence into a question: Who do you admire very much? I admire her. You wouldn’t say “I admire she.”

Need another easy way to remember? If Diane were a guy, you’d say “I admire him.” Him and whom both end in “m.”

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