murky days on the WHO/WHOM front

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Fri Mar 29 16:41:34 UTC 2002

The appearance of this subordinate clause on another post this morning:-
"all of whom had a great sense of humor".... which could have been just as
correctly expressed as  "who all had a great sense of humor"... brings
several thoughts to mind:  (1) no wonder people get confused! and (2) it's
easy to understand why someone might suppose that if syntactic analysis and
close examination for meaning  combined can't lead to one *correct* result,
the whole enterprise must just be so much BB-stacking.
A. Murie

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