Thursday, April 1, 2010
Who is Whom?
If you want to test yourself, try these:
- Who Who Which That Challenge
- Who Whom Whoever Whomever Quiz
Most sites said the simplest way to figure out the proper usage of who/whom is to use the he/she test. Here is one of the better explanations from About.com: Homework/Study Tips:
Silently replace the word with he or him to see which sounds better. He is the equivalent of who (subjective) and him is the equivalent of whom (objective).
For instance, if you want to decide which is correct in this sentence:
Who/Whom should I consider as a college recommendation?
Re-arrange the sentence in your head so it will make sense using him or he. You'll come up with the following choices:
I should consider him...
I should consider he... Him is clearly better. Therefore, the correct word in the sentence above will be whom.
Hopefully there’s something above to help the confusion of the use of ‘who’ and ‘whom’.
And now for something different...
Back on Feb 18th, I blogged about floundering and devastation when my wonderful critique partners (CP’s) were brutally honest with Emma’s Outlaw, my Genesis entry. I posted my response to their criticisms.
And here’s the update: I spent roughly a month reworking the first 30 pages of Emma’s Outlaw until I was sure I’d covered all the deficiencies the CP’s had brought up. The test came when I sent out the new, improved version for critting.
The result . . . they like it! Phew.
Two days ago after taking their new crits into consideration, I entered the first 15 pages of Emma’s Outlaw in the America Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) Genesis contest. The award will be given out at the annual conference in Sept which will be held in Indianapolis this year.
Since the Touched By Love (TBL) contest has a deadline of April 1st, I decided to enter this one as well. This 30 page contest is put on by the Romance Writers of America’s (RWA) Faith, Hope and Love inspirational chapter. I lost my internet service Tues night (panic) but it was back up and running yesterday (Wed) so my entry went out at that time. This award will be given out at the RWA annual conference in July which is being held in Nashville this year.
At this point, there are only 2 things I’m sure of:
- I have to wait until the middle of May to see if I final in either contest
- regardless of the contest, I will be attending both the RWA and ACFW conferences.
Question of the Day: What are your thoughts on the use of who/whom? Do we still need whom?