Several typos to report in a single phrase this lesson. Somebody was challenged with English when writing this. Maybe the entire article should be reviewed. The phrase below should say "(women's carnival night) women are allowed to cut off men's ties and kiss whomever they want...". For example during Weiberfastnacht (woman's carnival night) woman are allowed to cut off a men's tie and kiss whoever men they want. And a comma is good style after "For example,". Besides all the men/man and women/woman issues, the whoever/whomever is also difficult so, please correct me if i am wrong. -Jason
4.5 What I Want!
January 8, 2015
May 24, 2015
An easy way to know if "who" or "whom" should be used is if you can substitute the word with "him", then "whom" should be used. If it can be substituted with "he", then "who" should be used. For example, "...they kiss whomever" tested with "him" becomes "...they kiss him". Sounds right. But if you tried the other way: "they kiss whoever" tested with "he" becomes "they kiss he" ... no good. Another example, "For whom the bell tolls." It tolls for him, not it tolls for he. or "She gave it to whom?" "She gave it to him".
May 31, 2015
That's a good trick. It can also be used in English to avoid misusing "me and I". So many people these days say "between you and I" instead of "between you and me". Thinking of it in terms of he/him makes it clearer.
August 28, 2015
"To whom shall I give it? " Or "who shall I give to?", are both gender neutral as it could be either a male or female that is the recipient of whatever it that is given. Just to clarify a little.