I'm looking for the person who has the key of the room, and I have a doubt how to ask it (with who or whom)

*"Who does have the key of the room"


"whom does have the key of the room?"

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    A really simple rule for figuring out if you should use who or whom: Try replacing it with "he" or "him" and see which one is correct. If it's he, use who; if it's him, use whom. So for this one: He does or Him does? Obviously it's he does, so you should use "who".
    – stangdon
    Commented Sep 23, 2016 at 17:38

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Whom is an object pronoun, so it can't be used as a subject of a sentence.

It can be the object of a preposition:

You can say:

To whom does the key of the room belong?

Note that who/whom isn't really a thing anymore in English, so you can always use who.

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    Yeah, but if we lose whom we lose a great joke. Knock, knock. Who's there? To. To who? No, it's to whom.
    – stangdon
    Commented Sep 23, 2016 at 19:05

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