[Ads-l] An Ode to Whom (Gone Hence, but Whither?)

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Feb 9 17:07:29 UTC 2015


At 2/9/2015 08:40 AM, guy1656 at centurylink.net wrote:
>Isn't "whom" and it's derived words all we have left of the dative in
>English?
>
>Related question: Do 'hence, hither, whence, and whither' still mark
>accusative (if they ever did?)


Hence, hither, whence, and whither,
Put me all in a dither.
And as for the use of whom,
It seems to have left the room.

Philolingua.

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