An article in The Atlantic has a discussion of the waning usage of whom. Like it or not, this pronoun appears to be disappearing from the language. According to The Atlantic, “Articles in Time magazine included 3,352 instances of whom in the 1930s, 1,492 in the 1990s, and 902 in the 2000s.”
What do you think? Do you use whom? Would you like it to see it gone for good from the language?
For an explanation of who and whom and how to use them correctly, see my who/whom entry.Leave a response to “The Atlantic on the demise of whom”