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Who vs. Whom

Tom Cruise is the star of the Movie Top Gun.

There is an old rule of English grammar:

Study the following examples:

In the first example, who is the subject of the adjective clause:

main clause

subordinate
adjective clause

I saw Tom Cruise, who is a celebrity

S
I

V
saw
O
Tom Cruise
S
Tom Cruise
=
is
C
a celebrity

In the second example, whom is the object of the verb "love".

main clause

subordinate
adjective clause

I saw Tom Cruise, whom I love.

S
I

V
saw
O
Tom Cruise
O
Tom Cruise
S
I
V
I love

Here are a few more examples:

Who as the Subject of a Relative Clause

Whom as the Object of a Relative Clause


Instructions for the Quiz

Identify the grammatical function of the relative pronoun.

Quiz