Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Whomever's next

Found online: So the Browns needed a sort of player-coach to play and mentor Johnny Manziel — or whomever the next quarterback will be.

Sigh. Whom and whomever are overused. Here, whoever would work fine. "Whoever the next quarterback will be is a phrase" — actually a nominal — and you don't use whomever. (I learned that in college; thanks, Charles Millsaps.)

Unfortunately, writers and speakers have fallen in love with whom and whomever. And I really like this writer.

Links: On my web siteI have links to some of my stories online.

Editorial group: If you're a writer, editor or general freelancer, you might check out my Freelance Writers and Editors group on Yahoo!

Writers' guidelines: If you want to write for magazines (or book publishers), check out the writers' guidelines on my Freelance Writers and Editors group on Yahoo!

Followers: Welcome to all the followers on this blog. May the Force be with you.

Check it out: You might look at Funds for Writers, which specializes in grants for writers.

Contact: I can be reached at tgilli52@gmail.com or nc3022@yahoo.com. Also, my Twitter handle is EDITORatWORK.

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