should this be for whomever?
Grammarians, specially the traditionals, tell to use whom in form of object.
In India I, as a child, was taught that "Whom" is loosing its place in Modern English and "who" is used in its place.
However Later, I read the word 'whom' in many of the books based on communicative approach.
|link comment||answered Apr 23 '12 at 08:58 Rahul Gupta Expert|
Whom is the object of a preposition. Who is the subject, the person doing the action. Examples of usage: Who wrote the essay? Who is the subject. Wrote is the verb. Essay is the object.
Whom shall I call? I is the subject. Call is the verb. Whom is the object. (I shall call whom?)To whom is the party to which I am speaking? I(subject is doing the action.) (Whom is the person, or thing, being acted upon, or receiving the action) I am speaking to whom? Is that confusing enough?
Whom is a stuffy sounding word. Generally, people don't use it in speech. If you are writing dialogue, I would suggest using Who, instead of Whom. Hope this is helpful.
|link comment||answered Apr 24 '12 at 05:38 Kevin Knott New member|
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