Thursday, February 11, 2010

English 101

Blessed are those who check their work. Or is it whom? Dammit.


  1. Hah! Wow, that is bad.

    I'm usually a grammar nazi, but I'm not sure about who/whom either. This is going to drive me nuts.

  2. Yes, no one will notice. shifty eyes.

  3. The English teacher will explain:
    The correct relative pronoun in this sentence is "who" because it is the subject of the subordinate clause (an adjective clause, if you really want to know) "who check their work," and a subject is in the nominative (who), not the objective (whom), case.
    And I love this blog!