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Sun Jan 25 21:13:17 EST 2004

On Sunday, January 25, 2004, at 01:48 PM, Dorian E. Gray wrote:

>   Melissa said..
>> Does someone want to explain the may/might thing so I can explain why 
>> the
>> misuse is wrong to all the benighted souls I deal with?  That, like 
>> the use
>> of "whom," is one of those things for which I do not know the rules.
>   I can't help on may/might, but I do know who/whom.

>   Example:  "That's the man [who|whom] I gave the documents to."  
> (Ignorning
> other yucky aspects of the sentence!)  Recast:  "I gave the documents 
> to...him!"
> Ta-daa, we use "whom" here.

This one's even easier because you can recast it as "That's the man to 
I gave the documents."

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