Have I used "whom" correctly in the following sentence? Rarely a day goes by here that I don’t witness this core value manifesting itself in a myriad of thoughtful, sincere, acts of kindness toward our residents, many of whom have enriched our lives beyond measure.

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  • "Whom" is used for referring to living things. In case of non-living things, or abstract nouns, "which" is used. So, if you're referring to "acts of kindness", then it should be "which". If you're referring to people ("residents"), then you've used "whom" correctly. – xyres Aug 21 '17 at 19:53
  • On a side note, I think it should be "Rarely a day goes by here when I don't ...", instead of "... that I don't ...". I'm not sure, though. Maybe somebody might clear this up. – xyres Aug 21 '17 at 20:02

You use whom as an object and who as a subject.

At first glance, it may appear that in the sentence "many of whom have enriched...", whom is acting as a subject, but it isn't.

In this sentence, whom is acting as the object of the preposition of in the phrase "many of whom", and "many of whom" is the subject.

So, whom is the proper form here.

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