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First, remember to look only at the clause associated with who or whom. In some sentences, there is only one clause, and that makes finding the right word easy. Often, though, there is more than one clause.

Next, scramble the words of the clause so that the words form a statement, not a question.

Third, substitute either he or him for who or whom. This will tell you whether to use who or whom. Use the mnemonic he = who, him  = whom

Last, be on the lookout for predicate nominatives. After you scramble the words, if you have a linking verb rather than an action verb, use he (who) instead of him (whom).

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