Sunday, December 13, 2009

The whom by numbers

Two in one day! That means we can write a trend story, doesn't it?

The 48-year-old -- whom she said was 12 days into what already was a troubled marriage -- killed his mother-in-law and then holed up in his Macomb County home for several hours before he came out firing at police.

It was the home of a retiree named Tom, a typically quiet man whom she says traveled the neighborhood by scooter due to a World War II injury.

Seriously? If you're going to guess, just guess "who." You have just as good a chance of being right (if not better), and if you're wrong, you can claim to be on the forward edge of language change.

1 Comments:

Blogger The Ridger, FCD said...

Yep. Essentially, if it's not after a preposition, you can get away with 'who' and if you say 'whom' incorrectly it really does sound a lot worse.

8:15 PM, December 13, 2009  

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