How to Use Who, Whom, Whose in English

How to Use Who, Whom, Whose in English

How to Use Who, Whom, Whose in English


Using Whose

WHOSE is a pronoun. It is used in questions to ask who owns something.

It is a possessive pronoun.

Example; her, his, our and etc…

Examples

  • Whose gloves are these?
  • Whose notebook was stolen in the class?
  • This is Mary, whose mother went to university with me.
  • Alex whose mother is an Math teacher lives in London.

 

Using Whom

WHOM is an object pronoun.
Example; him, her, us…  It should be used to refer to the object of a verb or preposition.

We use WHOM to ask person receives an action.

Examples

  • This is my brother , whom you met at our house last month.
  • Do you know someone whom I can talk about global warming.
  • The woman whom I saw at the cinema last week is a dentist.



Using Who

WHO is used for people. Who is a subject pronoun.

Example; I, he, she, we and etc…

We use WHO to ask which person does an action or which person is a certain way.

Detailed Expressions with Relative Clause Who, Definition and Examples

Examples

  • Who’s gonna cook dinner today?
  • Who prepares the texts in the President’s speech?
  • The person who you met after school was my teacher.
  • The man who I saw yesterday was Alex.

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