"in which... with" = "with whom"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Mar 7 01:09:53 UTC 2008

At 3:07 PM -0800 3/6/08, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>This writer appears to be at least as literate as the second-term
>freshmen and second-year graduate students who, twenty-five years
>ago plus, taught me about "inwhich."  This is even scarier:
>   2003
>:  For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway is a wonderful tale
>of a young American who has come to fight in the Spanish Civil War.
>Robert Jordan has come to fight for the Republican cause in the
>Spanish Civil War against the Fascists from being a Spanish
>professor in America. As an explosives expert, he is assigned the
>task to destroy an enemy bridge for an important offensive attack by
>the Republicans. He travels behind the lines and meets up with a
>Guerrilla band lead by a war weary veteran, Pablo, who is troubled
>by his bloody past. Also present at the camp is an escaped prisoner
>named Maria in which Robert falls in love with.
>   JL

Well, that does explain how he made the earth move for her.


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