Whom vs. Whome

You are uncertain about how to write whom? or is it whome? Find out in this lesson.

"Whom" vs. "Whome" in the English Grammar

What is Their Main Difference?

The main difference between whom and whome is that whom is the object form of who. Whome is an obsolete spelling of whom.



As mentioned earlier, 'whome' is an obsolete form of 'whom.' Remember you cannot use this spelling as it is incorrect. Have a look:

To whome was the package addressed to?

This form is obsolete and therefore incorrect.

To whom was the package addressed to?

This is the correct form of spelling 'whom.'


Whom is the correct spelling of this word. It is the object form of 'who.' This word is commonly used with prepositions. This form is widely used in formal writing and less used in speaking.

To whom will you send this to?

Here, we are asking about the receiver of something.

To whome will you send this to?

'Whome' is an obsolete form and cannot be used.


As mentioned earlier, whome and whom are the same words with the same parts of speech but different spelling.

Whom did you meet?

Whome were you talking to?


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