If you need a middle school lesson for who vs. whom, there are two to choose from. The first lesson covers the use of who and whom as subjects and objects. The second lesson is more advanced than the first one, covers the words who and whom, and also covers relative pronouns.
Lesson Plans for Who vs. Whom
Introduction: Who and whom are both pronouns. If you need a subject pronoun, then you use “who”. If you need an object pronoun, you use “whom”. Here are some examples:
- Who is going to the play? Who should I say is calling?
- For the next two sentences, should we use who or whom to fill in the blank?
- For ______ should blame this mess? Do you know ____ did this?
A. Directions: Fill in the blanks with the correct word: who or whom.
- ___ made these delicious cookies?
- ___ are you inviting to the party?
- Did you see ___ did this?
- I don’t know ___ you are, so please identify yourself.
- I wonder for ___ the bell tolls?
- She gave the money to ___?
- That’s the guy around ___ all the girls gather.
- Do you see ___ is in the car?
- ____ did she hire for the job?
- To whom are you referring?
B. Put a C in front of the correct sentences and an X in front on the ones that are incorrect.
- ___ Who wrote the letter?
- ___ Whom are you inviting?
- ___ I know whom did it.
- ___ I don’t know who he invited
- ___ That’s the guy whom the teacher gave the prize.
- ___ I don’t know who answered the phone.
- ___ That’s the girl who kissed Jack.
- ___ Whom was at the party?
- ___ Whom is guilty of this crime?
- ___ For who should I vote?
- Who made these delicious cookies?
- Whom are you inviting to the party?
- Did you see who did this?
- I don’t know who you are, so please identify yourself.
- I wonder for whom the bell tolls?
- She gave the money to whom?
- That’s the guy around whom all the girls gather.
- Do you see who is in the car?
- Whom did she hire for the job?
- To whom are you referring?
B. 1C, 2C, 3X, 4X, 5C, 6C, 7C, 8X, 9X, 10X
This lesson includes who and whom used as relative pronouns. In the worksheet, the student will be expected to identify whether the pronouns are being used a subject, object, or relative pronoun.
Introduction: Who and whom are not only used as subjects and objects, but can be used as relative pronouns. Relative pronouns connect two clauses. Here are two examples:
- He is the man who was chairman last year.
- She is the woman whom we elected this year.
A. Directions: In the following sentences, put an S if the pronoun is a subject, O if it is an object, and R if it is a relative pronoun.
- ___ Tomorrow we will find out who won.
- ___ Who is in charge here?
- ___ I knew the actor who starred in that musical.
- ___ There are some people whom I feel you should thank.
- ___ Who is invited to your graduation?
- ___ Who has studied for the test?
- ___ Whom can we rely upon in an emergency?
- ___ Sometimes, the winner is the person who tries the hardest.
- ___ The cashier is the one to whom you give the money.
- ___ I am looking for someone who can give me a ride.
1R, 2S, 3R, 4R, 5O, 6S, 7O, 8R, 9O, 10R