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.


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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