Thursday, March 20, 2008

Who Do You Dislike More?

The politician or the preacher?


Doug said...

Whom . . .

YMedad said...

Thanks, Doug, but...regarding the who/whom disputation, there is one rule that suggests to substitute “he/him” or “she/her”. If it's either “he” or “she,” then it's “who;” if it's “him” or “her,” then it's “whom.” Or - Use the he/him method to decide which word is correct. he = who
him = whom.

Since I would answer to my question "it is he I dislike more", and not "it is him", I guess my "who" is right and not a "whom".

The other rule is: Give it an honest effort to determine is it's “who” or “whom.” If it takes more than a 30 seconds to figure it out, pick the one that sounds best to the ear (read it aloud) and move on.