Who versus Whom?
After eight years of let’s say less than standard English, perhaps now is the time to consider a word that is never spoken by one whom many may take only a few years to forget.
Without wishing to sound the least bit pedantic, but if I do, then please blame it on my age, because even though it may take a federal bailout to resurrect our economy, it will only cost a few minutes to rediscover the dreaded and frequently misunderstood pronoun Whom.
Who uses whom today? To whom would you answer? Is it correct to say he is whom you are trying to find? By whom is the Who’s Who registry written?
What are your feelings about this dying word? Should it be relegated to those using the subjunctive mood?
Language is plastic. Perhaps having a president who speaks standard English will engender interest in elocution, instead of manuals for writing text messages.
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Comment by Mr WordPress | November 16, 2008
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