Complement holds the clue

27th February 2004 at 00:00
Is Gareth Evans really a head of English? How can he suggest that "Who's Whom" is a more correct rendition of "Who's Who"?

The verb "to be" ("is") is intransitive: it takes a complement, not an object. "Whom" is in the accusative. "Who" is nominative and is used for the subject or for the complement of a sentence.

Grace Reader

BA English language and mediaeval literature

Crumpsall Lane primary school


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