Who vs Whom - English Grammar - Teaching Tips


"Who" and "whom" are another set of words that often causes confusion. Howeer, there is actuall a simple trick to deciding which one to use in a sentence. "Who" is used to refer to the subject of a sentence and 'whom' is used to refer to the object. Keeping this in mind will eliminate the chance of making mistakes. We recommend the following trick. The usage of these two words is the same as he and him. "He" is the subject and "him" is the object. If you are confused about which one you should use, look at the sentences and check whether "he" or "him" should be used. If it's "he", then you should use "who". If it's "him", then "whom" should be used.

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next.

This was a really challenging unit with a lot of brand new information and words which I was completely unfamiliar with. I can see how difficult it must be for a non native speaker to understand the correct pronunciation when so many words and spelled either the same or similarly but pronounced completely differently. I can see how important it is to teach students to use their own predictive reasoning and assess context. Though pronunciation will be a challenging part of teaching for both the students and myself, I understand how important it.