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Koh Elaine
Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:00:42 PM
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Wu is an avid fan of Bruce Lee (李小龍), who he considers his idol, and said he wanted to be as “awesome” as the martial arts star, his father said.

Should it be "whom" instead?

Thanks.
FounDit
Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:08:22 PM

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Koh Elaine wrote:
Wu is an avid fan of Bruce Lee (李小龍), who he considers his idol, and said he wanted to be as “awesome” as the martial arts star, his father said.

Should it be "whom" instead?

Thanks.


Yes.
Koh Elaine
Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:19:26 PM
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FounDit wrote:
Koh Elaine wrote:
Wu is an avid fan of Bruce Lee (李小龍), who he considers his idol, and said he wanted to be as “awesome” as the martial arts star, his father said.

Should it be "whom" instead?

Thanks.


Yes.

Many thanks, FounDit.
coxygru
Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6:04:19 PM
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Either one is correct in today's English. But given the familiar tone of the sentence, using the very formal pronoun "whom" sounds odd. Most people today use "who" as both a subject and an object pronoun.
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