For Whom The Bell Tolls

This is a dumb little post, but the Czar cannot but help feel sorry for the word whom. People just do not use it like they used to; and by that we mean that people aren’t using it at all.

A lot of this seems to stem from confusion as to where you use it. And the rule is incredibly simple:

He = she = I = Who

Him = Her = Me = Whom

That&#146s it. Wherever you would use him, her, or me in a sentence, you can use whom. Give this to him/Give this to whom. Did you see her there?/Whom did you see there? He spoke to me./To whom did he speak? That sort of thing.

All right, off you go. Feel free to try it out.

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About The Czar of Muscovy

Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia by upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.