“In casual speech, people speak how they speak. But if you’re going to use ‘whom,’ know the rules and do it right. Using ‘whom’ when ‘who’ is required just says you know that the word ‘whom’ exists, but you don’t know how to properly apply it.”
From an interview with Steven Kleinedler, our resident lexicographer
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