Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
Proofreading Service - Pain in the English

Your Pain Is Our Pleasure

24-Hour Proofreading Service—We proofread your Google Docs or Microsoft Word files. We hate grammatical errors with passion. Learn More

Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
Proofreading Service - Pain in the English

Your Pain Is Our Pleasure

24-Hour Proofreading Service—We proofread your Google Docs or Microsoft Word files. We hate grammatical errors with passion. Learn More

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kylierain

Member Since

November 5, 2008

Total number of comments

3

Total number of votes received

6

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What happened to who, whom and whose?

  • September 26, 2011, 11:13pm

So if "who" refers to people, and "that" refers to objects, what about the passage in Harry potter where Rowling says something like "the cabinet, whose doors bore engravings..."

What happened to who, whom and whose?

  • September 21, 2011, 7:08am

I blame Microsoft Word Spellcheck. Before I handed in my essay, all my "whom"s were underlined with squiggly green lines. Spellcheck wanted "who". I thought it was whom, but who am I to argue with Spellcheck? I changed my "whom"s to "who"s and my lecturer marked me down. Spellcheck changes my "which"s to "that"s (eg, "a tradition which has been handed down", spellcheck wants them all to say "a tradition THAT has been handed down" and it sneakily changes some of my British spellings to the American version without even telling me about it. I changed "diaspora" to "Diaspora" because of a squiggly red spellcheck line, got marked down for that as well. Goddamn Spellcheck, demolishing our language!

Computer mouses or computer mice?

  • November 5, 2008, 12:33pm

That would be "department heads".
I work at an English Language college, and nobody believed me when I said it was "mouses, so I came here to look it up. Guess I wasn't as correct as I thought I was.