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Thread #132499   Message #4069593
Posted By: Steve Shaw
25-Aug-20 - 11:39 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
"Whom" is used far less in speech than in (certainly more formal styles of) writing. I'd far rather rejig the sentence than write "whom." I may be technically incorrect in saying this, but the only time I feel uneasy about using "who" instead is when a quantity word precedes it, for example "many of whom." It will fade away, unfortunately not before I do.