MICHAEL’S RULES OF CORRECT ENGLISH USAGE
Always use “who” in the nominative case.
Always use “whom” in the objective case.
“Who called me?”
“Whom are you expecting to come?”
“To whom did you wave?”
HOW MANY ERRORS CAN BE MADE? LET ME COUNT THE WAYS
Find, explain and correct the errors in the following pieces.
“Francis said city engineers have compiled a list of questions they’re seek clarification on, including specifics of how 300 defective girders already installed will be rehabilitated. And, why they’re allowing a continuation of the use of tack welding in the girders and how events such as fires in the tunnels may affect them.”
Dave Battagello, with files from Dave Waddell, “Payne calls for answers on safety of parkway girders”, The Windsor Star, Tuesday, October 22, 2013
“This is not to criticize anybody, it’s just to say keep us informed that’s it’s going to be safe.”
Dave Battagello, quoting Hilary Payne, “Payne calls for answers on safety of parkway girders”, The Windsor Star, Tuesday, October 22, 2013.
“He said most of those involved were previously known to police. They are refusing to help investigators.
‘Including the group which was friends with the deceased,’ said Frederick. ‘Even the callers to the 911 centre would not co-operate and leave their name.’ ”
Trevor Wilhelm, “ARREST MADE IN FATAL DOWNTOWN STABBING”, The Windsor Star, Tuesday, October 22, 2013.
The word for today is “intractable”.
What part of speech is “intractable”?
Define “intractable” and use it in a sentence.