Brus

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Re: What happened to who, whom and whose?  •  September 25, 2011, 4:17am  •  0 vote

Matt P: Fill in the missing word from the ones on the list in brackets: "The old lady ~~~~ I had helped across the street thanked me." (she/her/who/whom/that). And again: "The man to ~~~~ I had given

Re: What happened to who, whom and whose?  •  September 23, 2011, 5:10pm  •  0 vote

Eat your words, Entomophagist! You spelled 'minutiae' and 'whose' wrong, by the way. Of course language changes as time passes, but there is no need for it to be debased.

Re: What happened to who, whom and whose?  •  September 21, 2011, 3:58pm  •  0 vote

Spellcheck is one culprit, then. I said in the first place that I blame the Americans, but had modified that stance since then. The word "Spellcheck" gets a red wiggly line too!! Is it something to d

Re: What happened to who, whom and whose?  •  September 21, 2011, 3:58pm  •  0 vote

Spellcheck is one culprit, then. I said in the first place that I blame the Americans, but had modified that stance since then. The word "Spellcheck" gets a red wiggly line too!! Is it something to d

Re: What happened to who, whom and whose?  •  September 19, 2011, 6:05pm  •  2 votes

"The Man that fell to Earth" or "Ladies that Lunch": "people that care" about the English language must despair. It is just plain ugly usage to have the word 'that' replace "who" - "The man who fell

Re: What happened to who, whom and whose?  •  September 19, 2011, 5:54pm  •  0 vote

"Normal" English? It is certainly very common!

Re: What happened to who, whom and whose?  •  September 14, 2011, 3:48am  •  0 vote

Carol: quite right, not all Americans use "that" in place of "who/whom" and the English are worse! I agree that it is an 'educated' and older persons' bugbear. Niles and Fraser Crane wouldn't do it an

Re: What happened to who, whom and whose?  •  September 11, 2011, 4:12am  •  0 vote

Good point - the Americans are better than the English at getting this bit right. But they don't seem to like using any of the wh- words at all and use "that" in its place. Eg "People that saw wha

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