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    Very old form of "whomever"

    This may be a little off track, but I'd greatly appreciate any assistance in determing the spelling of the very old form of "whomever."

    I know it's pronounced as Who-air. As in, say, Who'air thou art who enter here, pause and rest ye. Would it be spelled "who'er?" Or "whoer?"

    My sincere thanks.

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    Re: Very old form of "whomever"

    Hello Scallywag,

    I wonder if "whoe'er" (subject) and "whome'er" (object) are the spellings in question.

    Best wishes,

    MrP

    Not a professional ESL teacher.


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    Re: Very old form of "whomever"

    For some reason, "whoe'er" has the right look about it.

    Many thanks!

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