whom [ hum ] pronoun FORMAL ***
Whom can be used instead of who when it is the object of a verb or preposition. It can be used in the following ways:
as a relative pronoun (referring back to a person and starting a relative clause):
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The book was written by his wife, Joan, whom he married in 1962. (starting a relative clause that is the subject, object, or complement of another clause):
I don't know whom you've already met.
as a question pronoun:
Whom do you blame?
Whom is only used in written English and in formal spoken English. Who is normally used as the object of a verb or preposition, but immediately after a preposition whom is generally used:
the man with whom she lived. It would, however, be more natural to say:
the man she lived with.
1. ) used for asking or stating which person is affected by an action or is involved in something:
Whom will they choose to lead them?
To whom did you speak?
They say that Marlowe was murdered. By whom?
Tell me whom you admire most.
2. ) used for introducing information that shows which person you are talking about, or for adding more information about a specific person:
There are over 6,000 students, many of whom come from overseas.
This is the gentleman whom I mentioned a moment ago.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Whom — Who Who, pron. [Possess. {whose}; object. {Whom}.] [OE. who, wha, AS. hw[=a], interrogative pron., neut. hw[ae]t; akin to OFries. hwa, neut. hwet, OS. hw[=e], neut. hwat, D. wie, neut. wat, G. wer, neut. was, OHG. wer, hwer, neut. waz, hwaz, Icel …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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