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quick question then thread self destructs

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by e4, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. e4

    e4 Member

    i've hit a before-noon mental wall and no one is around to help, so is it...

    name of person, who I met/hung out with/worked for/played grab ass with

    or

    name of person, whom I met/etc.
     
  2. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

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  3. spup1122

    spup1122 Guest

    From wikipedia...

    Thus, since you could be ending it by stranding a preposition, I would say it is whom, but I usually get them mixed up, so you might wait to see if others ridicule this post :)
     
  4. e4

    e4 Member

    silly rabbit, it's a who/whom question
     
  5. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I love lamp.
     
  6. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    I'd tell you, but my answer would be no better than a coin-flip.

    Who/whom is always the grammar question that trips me up.
     
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Who would be the subject of a verb

    Whom would be the object of the verb.


    In this case (if I have this right) subject of the verb "met" is "I" (I met him) so it would be whom in the construction you have. Though for newspapering, I almost always would rephrase the sentence rather than use whom.
     
  8. spup1122

    spup1122 Guest

    I'm glad I wasn't wrong. I could formerly call myself the queen of grammer until I started newspapering and realized there are LOTS of things that come up every day that I do not know. It's really sad.
     
  9. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    The person's name is Lance Bass.
     
  10. Flash

    Flash Guest

  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Right answer, but wrong question.
     
  12. JR

    JR Active Member

    "Whom" is correct but as Ace points out, it seems slightly anachronistic.

    Don't they teach kids how to parse sentences anymore? I mean, "subject"/"object" is pretty basic stuff.
     
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