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Regarding an article on proper usage, a reader writes:

“Who and whom, Although I bet @GrammarCops has a better explanation …”

Please refer to the post: Who is Correct?

We like these rules and would like to expand on Rule #1 to give you just a tad bit more clarity …

Rule #1: Substitute “he/him” or “she/her”: If it’s either “he” or “she,” then it’s “who;” if it’s “him” or “her,” then it’s “whom.”

TIP: Here’s the easy trick: him ends in the letter “m” and so does whom. And, he does not end in the letter “m” and neither does who.

Give it a try … use whom in places where you can substitute him.

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We have had questions about the “plurality” of the words (n)either … here’s a simple GrammarGuide exercise to help you remember:

When you are forming a sentence using either neither or either, insert the word “one” after either (one). Then, you will remember that neither (one) either (one) nor neither (one) is plural.

Get it? Got it. Good.

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