[LMB] Whom do you serve?

Roberta Wright ravenenterprises at gmail.com
Thu Oct 13 23:10:55 BST 2016


On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 3:27 PM, Katherine Collett <kcollett at hamilton.edu>
wrote:

> >
> > On Thu, 13 Oct 2016, Lois Bujold wrote a list of phrases to check:
> >
> >> To think that Illyan, whom he’d
> >> known all his life, whom he’d assumed trusted him implicitly
>
> This second whom is wrong.  Take the clauses apart:  "He'd known him all
> his life", so him => whom.  But "he'd assumed he trusted him implicitly",
> so he => who.  You wouldn't say him trusted him.
> >>
>
> I think this sentence would be better served with rewording, as all those
"whom"s, "he"s, and "him"s are confusing.
I would suggest:
   To think that Illyan, whom Miles had known all his life and assumed
trusted him implicitly...


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