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"Kiss whom goodbye. It is rarely heard in conversation now, and just about never in clause-initial position."
G K Pullum


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MrPedantic
Anonymous They'll become oddities.
I'm reminded of an episode at another forum .

MrP
That's great, but what does it have to do with the thread question?
AnonymousThat's great, but what does it have to do with the thread question?
Sometimes people are remarkably unaware of how much they themselves use "whom".

MrP
Students: Are you brave enough to let our tutors analyse your pronunciation?
MrPedantic
AnonymousThat's great, but what does it have to do with the thread question?
Sometimes people are remarkably unaware of how much they themselves use "whom".

MrP

You included?
AnonymousYou included?
Not at all. My stats for 2008 are 3 times per 1,000 posts.

MrP
Off-forum, do you use it less now than in the past, MrP?
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After prepositions, where I mostly use it, probably neither less nor more; elsewhere, I'm not sure.

MrP
So you'd also apply this to yourself, right, MrP?

<Sometimes people are remarkably unaware of how much they themselves use "whom".>
No; I'm aware of how much I myself use "whom" now, but uncertain about how much I used "whom" in the more distant past.

MrP
Students: We have free audio pronunciation exercises.
It may not be said much (I rarely say it myself because I know many people don't like it), but it is still written.
I think, while we stil have he/him there is no good reason to abandon who/whom.
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