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Ask... [Jun. 4th, 2003|12:14 pm]


The purpose of this community is not to make fun of grammar or punctuation errors. Instead, it is to help others use standard grammar and punctuation in their writing.

Ask me questions about grammar, punctuation, spelling, or style. If I don't know the answer, I can probably find it.

I've not managed a community before, so I'll see how it goes!

[User Picture]From: sellyoursoul
2003-06-21 05:33 am (UTC)
What is the difference between "whom" and "who"?
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[User Picture]From: south_wind
2003-06-21 06:04 am (UTC)

My first victim


Use "whom" when it's in the objective case.
Ex: Never ask for whom the bell tolls. (object of the preposition "for")
Note: "Whom" follows other prepositions such as "to," "by," "about," "toward," etc.
Ex: She gave whom the book? (indirect object)
Ex: Bobby hit whom? (direct object)

Use "who" as the subject or when it refers back to the subject.
Ex: Who is that?
Ex: The president is who?? ("Who" restates "president," which is the subject of the sentence.
Ex: You and who went to the picnic? (It sounds silly, but "you and who" are the compound subjects.)
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