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Robyn Starkey rohina at shaw.ca
Sun Jan 25 20:39:50 EST 2004


>For the "whom", I had a revelation on that after I came back from Germany 
>and then studied English.  It turns out that whom is what we called the 
>"Genitive" case when we studied German.  So all I have to do to figure out 
>if it's "whom" is remember the rules for Genitive case if it were 
>German.  A simple rule of thumb is that "whom" is generally used as part 
>of a prepositional phrase.  Hence "to whom it may concern"; "You got it 
>from whom?", etc.

Whom is accusative or dative (that is, the direct or indirect object). 
Genitive is the possessive case - whose.

Robyn 
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