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  1. Sir Wally
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    wh- questions

    i just wanted to ask why the form "whom" is nowaday not in use. I don't like asking: who did you visited?, who have you seen?, etc. "who" is (and it will be that way always for me) in the nominative case (who are you?, who is coming?) and "whom" in the accusative case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Wally View Post
    i just wanted to ask why the form "whom" is nowaday not in use. I don't like asking: who did you visited?, who have you seen?, etc. "who" is (and it will be that way always for me) in the nominative case (who are you?, who is coming?) and "whom" in the accusative case.
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    The answer to your question appears to be pretty simple - 'coz we want to say that way, innit?
    If you prefer saying Whom did you visit? to saying Who did you visit?, then you must be a 'prescriptive-like' person, just like myself.

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    Re: wh- questions

    You're a vanishing breed, Sir Wally. (Say "Who did you visit?")


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