The difference between who and whom is that one is the subject and one is the object. A comparison would be the difference between I and me, he and him, or we and us.Who/whom - never know/can remember the rule when to use whom
Whose - it is, who is, correct?
...and then there are the sportscasters who don't know the differenced between forte (French, strong part of a sword, pronounced Fort) and forte (Italian/music, loud, pronounced Fort-tay).If we are discussing pronunciation, every sportscaster that puts a T in Wimbledon grates on my nerves.
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Supposedly, the preferred English pronunciation is "fort" but both are in most dictionaries, and I don't believe I have EVER heard anyone else pronounce it "fort." In fact, I get blank stares if I do that, so I've switched to "strength" or "strong point."...and then there are the sportscasters who don't know the differenced between forte (French, strong part of a sword, pronounced Fort) and forte (Italian/music, loud, pronounced Fort-tay).
Totally agree! And another is effect and affect. I did a quiz on these two once, all of the various uses of the two words, and I was completely confused by the end of the quiz. I failed. And I have a degree in English. So embarrassing.Those were the easy ones.
The real killers are lay and lie, laid and lain.
Anyone who can use those verbs correctly is a grammar genius.
Confession: I have done so.... and no one has come knocking on my door, yet.My first job was World of Sleep in Denver, from age 18 to 21. I worked in the warehouse, and people would actually call us and ask why they cannot remove that tag on their new mattress.