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    #61

    Re: The use of who and whom

    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
    No I didn't this time. I've just been talking about using who and whom in the language. I am against kicking the word whom out to a left corner.
    No one is suggesting that 'whom' be removed from the language. If that were to be suggested it would be the province of prescriptivists. 'whom' has a place in English. It just doesn't occupy the places prescribed by, who else, prescriptivists.

    A couple of comments on the spoken language.

    LGSWE: "...the 'sentence' is a notion that is not applicable to spoken language. ... such a unit [the sentence] does not realistically exist in conversational language.

    LGSWE: "... punctuation in the spoken texts must be treated with caution, ... there are no hard and fast rules to follow when punctuating natural conversation.

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    #62
    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    It's possible.

    Max: I sent the package.
    Sam: To who?

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    What's 'a tall cove'?
    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    cove 2 Noun
    Old-fashioned, slang a fellow; chap [probably from Romany kova]
    Collins Essential English Dictionary 2nd Edition 2006 HarperCollins Publishers 2004, 2006
    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Ah, so it's BrE. Do speakers use it today?
    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Rarely, but it is possible to hear it now and again, you are more likely to come across it in literature.
    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Ah, I see. Cheers. That's probably where e2e4 picked it up.
    I don't think so. A Rainlilly from the net told me about.

    Anyway you are invited to the next topic which I am going to start concerning the word cove.

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    #63

    Re: The use of who and whom

    I visited this thread again after a long while and
    I am now very suprised(impressed) to see there are so many posts.
    Thank you very much for all of your posts.
    They are very useful to me

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