Who vs. Whom

Who is a subjunctive pronoun. It always functions as the subject of a clause or sentence. Whom is an objective pronoun. It always functions as the object of a clause or sentence. This seemingly-simple distinction actually creates a great deal of confusion for both native and non-native English speakers. Much of this confusion stems from…

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Contested Usage

English is a living language that continues to evolve, grow, and change. New words are created, old words take on new meanings, and some words are discarded altogether. Similarly, rules of English grammar and style are, to some extent, always in flux. “Standard English grammar” is a collection of rules that English speakers have (more…

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