[LMB] to wit to whom

M R Dolbear m.dolbear at lineone.net
Fri Oct 14 15:52:10 BST 2016


On Fri, 14 Oct 2016, at 06:10, Lois Bujold wrote:
> So, another person came back with:
> 
> ... it's a v. complex sentence by the look of it and I cd. do with the 
  {. . .}
> For reference, the full passage in question goes:
> 
> To think that Illyan, whom he’d
> known all his life, whom he’d assumed trusted him implicitly or why
> else send him on a series of such distant, independent
> missions. . . . He’d been proud to be so trusted, while still a young
> officer, with so little direct supervision in his covert ops.
> 
> 
> On another head, as a sentence fragment I see it ought to have the 
> ellipsis without a period, aka a three-dot ellipsis.  While we're at it.


There is a gradual creep of whom => who over time

But my advice would be STET unless you are  sure it will bother readers.


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