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Is whom dying out? If it does die out, will we miss it? If you’re interested, check out what Sentence first and Johnson have to say about this topic. Here at T(N)LW, we find this topic a good excuse to cite Bo Diddley.
05 April 2012 in Grammar and usage | Permalink
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Thanks for the link, Raymond. Here's another song I like with the same title, this one by Mojave 3. It wouldn't sound right with 'whom':
06 April 2012 at 06:01 AM
Good to hear from you, Stan! I love your work.
Here’s a link, not to another version of “Who do you love,” but to John McIntyre’s take on the who-whom question.
06 April 2012 at 12:00 PM
Thank you for the kind words, Ray, and for the link to John McIntyre's article. I had followed his link via Twitter, and updated my post with a short excerpt. There's more on 'whom' at Johnson, with good discussion in the comments:
08 April 2012 at 04:00 AM
I offer a pro-whom perspective in "'For Who [sic] the Bell Tolls': Who-Whom and the native-speaker dogma in descriptivist linguistics." - http://tinyurl.com/79fw36z
Stephen R. Diamond |
15 April 2012 at 04:43 PM
Thank you, Stephen. Me, I’ll observe the distinction in legal writing. In less formal settings, I may just do whatever comes naturally.
15 April 2012 at 07:30 PM
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