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The Penguin Dictionary of English Grammar,
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What a waste of money! I was somewhat surprised to find as early as page 2 a glaring grammatical mistake - "Younger than who" - surely should be "younger than whom". And how about this for a clear explanation - 'this means - "the book which the professor who the students who failed their exams complained about is hard to understand" '. Rather than clarifying English Grammar, this book would lead to confusion and error.
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Initial post: 14 Oct 2008 18:22:43 BDT
That is very much a prescriptivist view. Descriptivists argue that "who" in place of "whom" is grammatically acceptable due to its more frequent usage.
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