Who knew 'whom' would fade away?

  • Article by: JAMES A. FUSSELL , Kansas City Star
  • Updated: September 18, 2012 - 3:30 PM

The dying pronoun just can't seem to find its identity -- or proper grammatical usage -- any more. As Aretha Franklin should have sang, "Who's Zoomin' Whom?"

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angel123Sep. 17, 12 4:20 PM

we are getting lazy, so what if it's old, it sounds better.

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dnarexSep. 17, 12 4:24 PM

All those people in India that are taking away American jobs probably know how to use it correctly.

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deniluSep. 18, 12 9:35 AM

"New Speak" from the novel "1984" is hear!

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sweekjackSep. 18, 1210:46 AM

Evolution of language is continually at work. If you don't believe me go to the library, pick up a book in original trascript form from the early 1700's and have a nice time trying understand what they are talking about.

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lsteidlSep. 18, 12 1:07 PM

"Whom" is a useful word, so I like it. I have a radical concept. Instead of doing away with words such as "whom" because they aren't widely understood, let's teach basic grammar concepts in our public schools.

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mariteOct. 23, 1210:44 AM

*Equally* as annoying as people confusing "who" and "whom" is when article writers for widely read newspapers write an intro sentence such as this: "As Aretha Franklin should have sang,..." Mr. Fussell, it should read "should have sung."

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