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    #1

    who or whom

    In these sentences should it be who or whom?

    e.g. I can't believe it you hired who/whom?!
    Who/whom do you love?

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    Re: who or whom

    Quote Originally Posted by allthewayanime View Post
    In these sentences should it be who or whom?

    e.g. I can't believe it you hired who/whom?!
    Who/whom do you love?
    What do you think?

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    #3

    Re: who or whom

    In the first sentence I think that it should be whom and in the second one also whom(but in informal speech who will do too, but I'm not sure).

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    #4

    Re: who or whom

    Quote Originally Posted by allthewayanime View Post
    I can't believe it you hired who/whom?!
    I don't understand your first example. Is it meant to be two sentences?

    I can't believe it! You hired who/whom?

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    Re: who or whom

    Quote Originally Posted by allthewayanime View Post
    e.g. I can't believe it. y You hired who/whom?. Pedants insist on 'whom'. Most of us say 'who'.
    Who/whom do you love? Pedants insist on 'whom'. Most of us say 'who'.
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    #6

    Re: who or whom

    On this and similar forums the standard advice is to use whom only after prepositions:

    'Ask not for whom the bell tolls', but 'Don't ask who the bell's tolling for';

    'To whom is the letter addressed?' but 'Who is the letter addressed to?'

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    Re: who or whom

    English, like virtually every modern language, is dynamic. I have seen reports from academic linguists that within the next 100 years, the word "whom" will disappear.

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    #8

    Re: who or whom

    That'll only happen over my dead body

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    #9

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    That'll only happen over my dead body
    I hate to remind you, but you are even older than I. You and I should not make such statements - It won't be that long.

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    Re: who or whom

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I hate to remind you, but you are even older than I. You and I should not make such statements - It won't be that long.
    I'm a couple of years younger, but in the same boat nevertheless.

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