Correct me if I am Wrong, But.... in And So It Goes....

  • Dec. 28, 2020, 11:32 p.m.
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In regard to my previous entry, someone had suggested that in regard to the use of the word, “whom” my usage was grammatically incorrect. It has been quite a while since English 101, LOL. Would anyone like to point out this “English error” to me? I am stymied.

Purple Dawn December 28, 2020

I didn't notice that there was anything incorrect about it, but I'm not an English major either :)

Anne Marie Purple Dawn ⋅ December 29, 2020

My major was Practical Nursing, LOL.

the inky kitty. December 28, 2020

This is all I got.

“Whom should be used to refer to the object of a verb or preposition. When in doubt, try this simple trick: If you can replace the word with “he”' or “'she,” use who. If you can replace it with “him” or “her,” use whom. Who should be used to refer to the subject of a sentence.“

Anne Marie the inky kitty. ⋅ December 29, 2020

Thank you.

Athena December 28, 2020

I’m a professional copy editor. Here’s what I suggest, assuming Bobbie is male:

She and her daughter are acquainted and have spent a lot of time with the neighbor to the right of me. I’ve been told he is a hardcore drug addict. Yesterday, my friend asked me to stop over. Bobbie, who has the substance abuse problem, was there.

Anne Marie Athena ⋅ December 29, 2020

ok, so it should read "who" instead of "whom"? Bobbie is a woman. Thank you for your input, Athena.

Athena Anne Marie ⋅ December 29, 2020

You are welcome

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