Tip 11 (that, who, whom)

Tip 11 (that, who, whom) - uncertain of. If so, take...

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Sales Students, This week’s tip involves using “that, who, and whom.” For more grammar tips on grammar, punctuation, and style visit: http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~wricntr/documents/GP.html Never use "that" when you're referring to a person: "The first man that walked on the moon." "The author that she was referring to." These are people, not objects—it's insulting to call them "that." Use who or whom: "The first man who walked on the moon." "The author to whom she was referring." Are you using "that" because you're shaky on the who/whom thing? See below. (And while you're at it, consider whether you're twisting your sentences around to avoid any other grammatical points you're
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Unformatted text preview: uncertain of. If so, take control! Liberate yourself! Learn the rules once and for all so you can write freely, instead of skulking around trying not to break the rulesor breaking them without realizing it. Try starting a text file in which you list the rules you tend to forget, and keep it open when you write. You can look rules up in any style manual, or come to the Writing Center.) Who is what doing what to whom ? That's the question you need to ask yourself if you're uncertain which word to use. The one that does the action (the subject) is who . The one that gets something done to it (the object) is whom. Have a great week!...
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This note was uploaded on 10/13/2011 for the course ENG 1310 taught by Professor Pilkington during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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