Whoever reads this …

… will be appalled by the writer’s grammar.

This may be a case of “hyper-correction” by the Yahoo! Shine writer. Hyper-correction is the result of a writer’s insecurity about grammar and the need to seem more learned than she actually is. The correct word is whoever, which is the nominative case like the pronouns he and I. It’s used whenever the pronoun is the subject of a verb.

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2 Responses to “Whoever reads this …”

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  2. Julie W. Says:

    I hate it when people try to sound all intellectual and use “whom” or “whomever” when they have no idea that they’re wrong in the context they’re using them. Also, I hate when they use “I” when the correct word is “me.”


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