- 1 Post By abaka
1. ...give this book to whoever needs it.
2. ...give this book to whomever you like.
3. ...give this book to who needs it.
4. ...give this book to whom you like.
#1 and #2 are correct. Are #3 and #4 also acceptable in contemporary English?
Re: who(m); who(m)ever
My opinion, for what it's worth, is that (3) is unacceptable, and that (4) is both unacceptable and pretentious.
Originally Posted by sitifan
Also acceptable in mod. E., although informal, is "give this book to whoever you like".
Last edited by abaka; 20-Jan-2009 at 02:57.
Reason: Remove a dubious judgement; add soething else.
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