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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


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

    alleyallen Guest

  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 Well-Known 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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