So excited! I think I found a grammar goof on the Kay Jewelers web site. Shouldn't the second question use whom instead of who?You're right, Angela. Great hunting!
Where does Kay Jewelers go wrong? It uses a subject pronoun, who, instead of an object pronoun, whom.
- Use who if referring to the subject of a sentence. Who is shopping? Who took my book?
- Use whom if referring to an object of a sentence. Whom are you shopping for? Whom do you like?
- Whom is often the object of a prepositional phrase. In the Kay Jeweler example, the preposition 'for' is the clue to use whom.
- Answer the question in your mind. If you can answer using another object pronoun such as 'them' or 'her,' then use whom.
Who/Whom are you shopping for? I'm shopping for them.
- Whom are you shopping for today?
- For whom are you shopping today?