Another SOTA?

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Thu Jun 8 23:44:31 UTC 2006

>"Who I am today is _whom_ I've always wanted to be."
>-Wilson Gray

 Is  the thought or the expression the candidate for SOTAcy?

The "whom" could be defended under the  Subject of an Infinitive is in the
Accusative case,  which sometimes does & sometimes apparently doesn't apply
in English grammar.  We had some discussion of this  years ago....maybe '99
or 2000.

I wanted her to become an astrophysicist.
I've always wanted me to become who I am today.

Can't say much for the felicity of either of these ways of saying this!

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