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Re: preposition

From:Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Monday, March 19, 2001, 19:16
At 4:39 pm -0500 18/3/01, David Peterson wrote:
>In a message dated 3/18/01 12:20:43 PM, smithma@UCLA.EDU writes: > ><< "I am a native English speaker whom has never had trouble communicating >with others". >> > >Eek. You see? Now no one knows how to use it. Now it's strictly a >register thing. You use "whom" to mean "who" whenever you want to sound >fancy. Well, I don't like it!
Nor me. At 12:31 am -0500 19/3/01, Nik Taylor wrote:
>Raymond Brown wrote: >> >"From whom", definitely. >>
> >Well, some people hypercorrect and use "whom" in subject position. I >can't think of any examples at the moment, but I have heard it a few >times.
I'm not aware of this particular hypercorrection over here - that, I guess, is why I was puzzled. Ray. ========================================= A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language. [J.G. Hamann 1760] =========================================