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When to use "whom"


By jorant

7 months ago



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    #1 7 months ago

    I won't call out the person that does this all the time, but I thought I'd give out a public service announcement about how to properly use the word "whom."

    I see someone constantly use "whom." Almost never using the word "who." This is an oddity, as almost always it is the opposite. More times than not, people use "who" when it should be "whom," but not in this case.

    "Who" is the subject. For instance, "who is there?" The main person or thing in that subject is the who.

    "Whom" is the object, or not the main person or thing. Such as "whom are you looking for?" You, in this case, is the main subject. Not whom. "Whom" isn't the star of the show.

    Many times I see someone make a sentence such as, "whom is coming to get the machine?" No. No no no.

    A helpful tip: if you would say "he," then it's "who." If you were to say "him," then it is "whom." You wouldn't say, "him is coming to get the machine," would you?

    Very odd occurence that I only see done here, so I figured I'd just make this thread to never be seen again and possibly downvoted to hell. Lol

    #2 7 months ago

    I seen that before. Glad you brought that to our attention at here.

    #3 7 months ago

    Whom do you think you are, the grammar police?

    (just messing. I’m with you on this PSA)

    #4 7 months ago
    Quoted from jorant:

    I won't call out the person that does this all the time, but

    “I won’t call out the person WHO does this all the time, but..”

    I mean, if you’re gonna gripe about grammar, “That” is the most-often misused word in English.

    #5 7 months ago

    Irregardless of who he’s calling out, I defiantly agree with him. He said it real good.

    #6 7 months ago

    "You side with them
    Whom you despise"

    Leonard Cohen, Nevermind

    #7 7 months ago

    Whom cares?

    For all intensive purposes their interchangeable.

    #8 7 months ago

    I’m pretty sure the the folks to whom you are directing this don’t really care.

    #9 7 months ago

    Oops double post

    #10 7 months ago
    Quoted from CPanther95:

    Whom cares?
    For all intensive purposes their interchangeable.

    You get an F grade.

    #11 7 months ago

    What's next? You don't spell it 'aboot?'

    Quoted from shirkle:

    Irregardless ....

    Unirregardless.

    #12 7 months ago

    We need too call in the grammar cops.

    #13 7 months ago
    Quoted from CPanther95:

    Whom cares?
    For all intensive purposes their interchangeable.

    Quoted from shirkle:

    Irregardless of who he’s calling out, I defiantly agree with him. He said it real good.

    Quoted from JethroP:

    I seen that before. Glad you brought that to our attention at here.

    OMG. I'm going to have to stay away from this thread. It's so triggering.

    #14 7 months ago
    Quoted from CPanther95:

    Whom cares?
    For all intensive purposes their interchangeable.

    This one always annoyed me. I wonder how intensive the purpose is.

    Intents and purposes

    #15 7 months ago
    Quoted from ACcookDC:

    This one always annoyed me. I wonder how intensive the purpose is.
    Intents and purposes

    Same difference. Duh!

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    #16 7 months ago

    Costello: Well then whom's on first?

    Abbott: Yes.

    Costello: I mean the fellow's name.

    Abbott: Whom.

    Costello: The guy on first.

    Abbott: Whom.

    Costello: The first baseman.

    Abbott: Whom.

    Costello: The guy playing...

    Abbott: Whom is on first!

    Costello: I'm asking YOU whom's on first.

    Abbott: That's the man's name.

    Costello: That's whom's name?

    Abbott: Yes.

    Costello: Well go ahead and tell me.

    Abbott: That's it.

    Costello: That's whom?

    Abbott: Yes.

    PAUSE

    Costello: Look, you gotta first baseman?

    Abbott: Certainly.

    Costello: Whom's playing first?

    Abbott: That's right.

    Costello: When you pay off the first baseman every month, who gets the money?

    Abbott: Every dollar of it.

    Costello: All I'm trying to find out is the fellow's name on first base.

    Abbott: Whom.

    LTG : )

    #17 7 months ago

    6 years of college down the drain

    #18 7 months ago

    To whom it may concern- I don't really give a shit.

    #19 7 months ago
    Quoted from Electrocute:

    Same difference. Duh!

    Yeah...not really. I’ll let you have this one though if you don’t know the difference between an intent and intensive.

    #20 7 months ago
    Quoted from shirkle:

    Irregardless of who he’s calling out, I defiantly agree with him. He said it real good.

    Irregardless is a nonstandard synonym for regardless, which means “without concern as to advice, warning, or hardship,” or “heedless.” Its nonstandard status is due to the double negative construction of the prefix ir- with the suffix -less. ... The bottom line is that irregardless is indeed a word, albeit a clunky one.

    #21 7 months ago

    Whose this directed at?

    #22 7 months ago
    Quoted from DanQverymuch:

    Whose this directed at?

    Whysnow obviously!

    Looks like you got a new grammar buddy

    #23 7 months ago

    For these type things I usually check The Oatmeal first

    https://theoatmeal.com/comics/who_vs_whom

    #24 7 months ago

    "Whom" always sounded snooty to me. Imagine that, with all the snootiness I used to dispense here! (Always in good humor, though, or attempted good humor anyway.)

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/news-flash-your-is-possessive-youre-means-you-are

    #25 7 months ago

    I think ya misunderestimated this thread.

    #26 7 months ago
    Quoted from ectobar:

    For these type things I usually check The Oatmeal first
    https://theoatmeal.com/comics/who_vs_whom

    Hillarious! Cindy I never knew ...

    #27 7 months ago
    Quoted from jorant:

    "who is there?" The main person or thing in that subject is the who.

    Sure plays a mean pinball!

    #28 7 months ago

    It's basic stuff that should be taught at schools not that anyone cares these days agree the English language is ever evolving and growing as long as people can understand what you're trying to say you think who and whom are the least of your worries in my opinion people don't use commas and full stops enough one sentence runs into another and before you know it you can't understand what anyone is trying to say just my opinion on this matter regarding this topic totally agree if you have other views on matter my function brain good Still .

    #29 7 months ago
    Quoted from screaminr:

    It's basic stuff that should be taught at schools not that anyone cares these days agree the English language is ever evolving and growing as long as people can understand what you're trying to say you think who and whom are the least of your worries in my opinion people don't use commas and full stops enough one sentence runs into another and before you know it you can't understand what anyone is trying to say just my opinion on this matter regarding this topic totally agree if you have other views on matter my function brain good Still .

    Otaku?

    #30 7 months ago

    Can we add people that say "on accident"?

    #31 7 months ago
    Quoted from Flowst:

    Can we people that say "on accident"?

    Huh

    #32 7 months ago

    I think it’s ‘by accident’

    #33 7 months ago

    So is it "I was born on accident"

    or "I was born by accident"

    or "my whole life has been an accident waiting to happen"

    ?

    #34 7 months ago

    Tihs trhaed has gteton out of cntrool.

    #35 7 months ago
    Quoted from jorant:

    I won't call out the person that does this all the time, but I thought I'd give out a public service announcement about how to properly use the word "whom."
    I see someone constantly use "whom." Almost never using the word "who." This is an oddity, as almost always it is the opposite. More times than not, people use "who" when it should be "whom," but not in this case.
    "Who" is the subject. For instance, "who is there?" The main person or thing in that subject is the who.
    "Whom" is the object, or not the main person or thing. Such as "whom are you looking for?" You, in this case, is the main subject. Not whom. "Whom" isn't the star of the show.
    Many times I see someone make a sentence such as, "whom is coming to get the machine?" No. No no no.
    A helpful tip: if you would say "he," then it's "who." If you were to say "him," then it is "whom." You wouldn't say, "him is coming to get the machine," would you?
    Very odd occurence that I only see done here, so I figured I'd just make this thread to never be seen again and possibly downvoted to hell. Lol

    Considering about 70 percent of this forum doesn’t have a grip on your/you’re or their/they’re I’d say you are asking the wrong people.

    #36 7 months ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    Considering about 70 percent of this forum doesn’t have a grip on your/you’re or their/they’re I’d say you are asking the wrong people.

    Lighten up Francis. We’s all literit here.

    #37 7 months ago
    Quoted from Electrocute:

    We’s all literit here.

    And I think I'm finally getting close to working with that auto-incorrect feature!

    #38 7 months ago

    You do realize the person whom you are referring to does this on purpose, right?

    I, for one, am impressed he uses it 100% incorrectly all the time, proving he does know the rule and just chooses not to follow.

    Now if he can please explain 'aboot' then I may finally get a good night sleep

    #39 7 months ago
    Quoted from boscokid:

    You do realize the person whom you are referring to does this on purpose, right?
    I, for one, am impressed he uses it 100% incorrectly all the time, proving he does know the rule and just chooses not to follow.
    Now if he can please explain 'aboot' then I may finally get a good night sleep

    Aboot is just fun to type

    #40 7 months ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    Aboot is just fun to type

    Isn’t that what you get into when you want to go fishing on the lake?

    #41 7 months ago
    Quoted from Electrocute:

    We need too call in the grammar cops.

    They cancelled that show too...

    #42 7 months ago
    Quoted from JethroP:

    Tihs trhaed has gteton out of cntrool.

    dyslectics are teople poo !!!

    #43 7 months ago

    Confuses says don’t confuse the whom with the womb.

    #44 7 months ago

    Wow. This thread was supposed to have two replies and die in 8 minutes. Proof there isn't a ton of pinball news going on right now. lol

    #45 7 months ago

    You could probably care less, but I once hired a foreign domestic whom caused an accident on purpose.

    #46 7 months ago
    Quoted from boscokid:

    You do realize the person whom you are referring to does this on purpose, right?

    #47 7 months ago
    Quoted from screaminr:

    It's basic stuff that should be taught at schools not that anyone cares these days agree the English language is ever evolving and growing as long as people can understand what you're trying to say you think who and whom are the least of your worries in my opinion people don't use commas and full stops enough one sentence runs into another and before you know it you can't understand what anyone is trying to say just my opinion on this matter regarding this topic totally agree if you have other views on matter my function brain good Still .

    I so wanted to thumbs up this comment, but the lack of commas and full stops made it difficult to understand.

    #48 7 months ago
    Quoted from jorant:

    Wow. This thread was supposed to have two replies and die in 8 minutes.

    I totally agree. Or I agree totally. Witch one is it?

    #49 7 months ago
    Quoted from jorant:

    Wow. This thread was supposed to have two replies and die in 8 minutes. Proof there isn't a ton of pinball news going on right now. lol

    You created a virus!

    #50 7 months ago
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