Re: Who or Whom?

Subject: Re: Who or Whom?
From: "Emily A. Thrush" <ETHRUSH -at- MSUVX1 -dot- MEMPHIS -dot- EDU>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 1998 16:05:00 -0600

>From: IN%"fred_ri -at- ENG -dot- PRINTRONIX -dot- COM" "Richard Frederick" 11-FEB-1998 14:50:50.16
>Subj: RE: Who or Whom?
>
>Tammy,
>
>Someone once gave me an easy way to remember. If you can replace the word in
>question with "he," use who. If you can replace the word in question with "him,"
>use whom.
>
>For instance;
>
>He was at the store.
>Who was at the store?
>
>It was him at the store.
>It was whom at the store?


Yes, but... No native speaker of American English has voluntarily
used "whom" in past 30 years! It's even been taken off the Test
of English as a Foreign Language that International students take
to get into American colleges. Even us English teachers don't
try to push it anymore. Unless you're writing for a group of
picky pedantics - or your company style manual requires it -
I'd suggest dropping it altogether.
>
>Pretty cool and simple. It works for me!
>
>Hope it help.
> Richard
>
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>> From TECHWR-L -at- listserv -dot- okstate -dot- edu Wed Feb 11 11:35 PST 1998
>> Date: Wed, 11 Feb 1998 14:35:11 -0500
>> From: Tammy Sudol <tammy -at- atsaerospace -dot- com>
>> Subject: Who or Whom?
>> To: TECHWR-L -at- listserv -dot- okstate -dot- edu
>>
>> Can anyone give me the basic rules on when to use whom instead of who?
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> --
>> Tammy Sudol
>> Documentation Manager
>> ATS Aerospace Inc.
>> tammy -at- atsaerospace -dot- com
>> (514) 441-6744 ext. 301
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>

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