"Whom" is grammatically correct. "Who" would be used and accepted by many speakers.
His only son, _____ I love so much, is a famous archeologist.
The answer to the above question is whom. Is who also acceptable?
Last edited by sitifan; 20-Jul-2015 at 04:02.
I need native speakers' help.
'Whom' is the objective case, 'who' is subjective, so technically only 'whom' is correct.
But 'whom' is falling out of usage, so as Mike mentioned, you'll probably be more likely to hear 'who'.
In fact, you'd probably get stranger looks for using the grammatically correct 'whom' than the incorrect 'who'.
I spend maybe 10 minutes on 'whom' with my most advanced students. I just tell them 'hey, here's some information about 'whom', it's not widely used, but you should be aware it exists. This is how it's used, here are some practice exercises, let me know if you have questions. Don't worry about trying to use it, because most native speakers don't."
Last edited by Skrej; 21-Jul-2015 at 17:34. Reason: typo