Overcoming Bloglessness

Grammar Girl, That’s Whom

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Daily Prompt –  Fireside Chat.   What person whom you don’t know very well in real life — it could be a blogger whose writing you enjoy, a friend you just recently made, etc. — would you like to have over for a long chat in which they tell you their life story?

 

This prompt prompts me to ask a grammar question.  Is the prompt using the word whom correctly?

“What person whom you don’t know very well in real life…”

Shouldn’t one use who? Isn’t there suppose to be a preposition when you use whom? I thought I had whom down.

I’d better have Grammar Girl (Mignon Fogarty) over for a fireside chat. She could summarize her life story (is it life’s story?), then we could talk about whom and other grievous errors.

Irregardless, it’s time for IDOL. I gotta go.

Check out her podcast.

http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl
https://www.facebook.com/GrammarGirl

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Author: Susan B Raven

For many years I have suffered from debilitating bloglessness, only writing in my head, while everyone else posted and shared with ease. Previous attempts at recovery have failed, my secret journals edited to death, pages torn out, crumpled and trashed. I will not succumb to this embarassing condition. I will continue to struggle against the rampant backspacing and endless blank staring. I refuse to relapse into the void that is bloglessness. I can do it. I am doing it. I am Overcoming Bloglessness.

7 thoughts on “Grammar Girl, That’s Whom

  1. You are right. They’ve really messed up that sentence. They should use THAT. “What person that you don’t know very well in real life — it could be a blogger whose writing you enjoy, a friend you just recently made, etc. — would you like to have over for a long chat in which they tell you their life story? OH well. I quit that job 🙂

  2. Could I come too? Sometimes I’m so paralyzed with indecision on a grammatical question that I reword the entire sentence.

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