To whom it may concern

Originally posted on Grammar Monkeys on May 7, 2012. “Who” and “whom”’ cause all sorts of problems for writers. No one seems to know when to use which one, and whether to even bother with “whom” at all. More on that in a minute. The basics: “Who” is a subject pronoun. It is the subject…

Just you and I: Subject and object pronouns

Originally posted on Grammar Monkeys on Dec. 13, 2011. When some of us were kids, we’d get corrected if we announced to our mothers or teachers a sentence along the lines of: “Me and her are going snake-hunting in the creek.” “It’s ‘she and I,’” they’d say, apparently more concerned about proper grammar than the…