Friday, 14 November 2014

Who or whom?


How to use who and whom correctly



It is often the simple mistakes that writers make that can cost us dearly. When short stories and/or manuscripts are submitted into competitions or sent to literary agents, magazines and publishers, it will be the little mistakes that will expose you as an unprofessional, inexperienced, amateur author.

There's a very simple method that you can use to determine whether who or whom is correct.

He = who and him = whom

Who killed the princess?

He killed the princess, so who is correct.

It was whom?

It was him, so whom is correct.

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What are linking verbs, phrasal verbs and helping verbs?

What's a subject and an infinitive within a sentence?

What is a subject -verb agreement?

Tips for writers

How to construct a basic a basic story plot

Top writing tips for new authors

How to stay focused as a new writer

Manuscript presentation


Book reviews

Dead until Dark by Charlaine Harris

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

The Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

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