The Oatmeal: Who vs. Whom
Posted: 21 August 2013 03:27 AM   [ Ignore ]
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When to use who and whom

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Posted: 21 August 2013 08:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I “shared” this after you posted it on Facebook. The one on literally is also fun (though a lost cause).

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Posted: 21 August 2013 08:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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What I like about the who/whom one (and not the literally one) is that the cartoonist firmly has his tongue in his cheek. With who/whom he acknowledges that there is nothing really wrong with using who for whom. When it comes to “literally,” he’s just wrong. The use of “literally” as an intensifier is centuries old. It’s a well attested and by any objective measure a thoroughly accepted usage.

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