[Ads-l] egregious nominative "whom"

Charles C Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Sun Aug 19 08:48:54 EDT 2018


I'm reminded of the old joke about the owl who went away to college. Now he says "Whom, whom."


--Charlie

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Subject: egregious nominative "whom"

"Most leaders assume that they need to foster teamwork among the people
whom directly and indirectly report to them."

In Harvard Business Review (!)
Lead sentence in "When Is Teamwork Really Necessary?"
August 16, 2018   Michael D. Watkins
https://hbr.org/2018/08/when-is-teamwork-really-necessary

Mark Mandel
a.k.a. Dr. Whom: Consulting linguist, grammarian,
ortho√ępist, and philological busybody
not to mention proofreader and editor

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