Are you committing these 10 common grammar errors?
These linguistic lapses find their way into spoken conversation and written text. More than nitpicky rules, the guidelines offered here will burnish your reputation as a communicator.
To help you with that, Daily Writing Tips collaborated with Grammarly and Write To Done to create a list with 30 common grammar mistakes you should avoid. Here they are:
1. Using whom as a subject
Incorrect: Fire personnel radioed deputies to stop the driver, whom, according to reports, appeared to have been under the influence of intoxicants.
Correct: Fire personnel radioed deputies to stop the driver, who, according to reports, appeared to have been under the influence of intoxicants.
In this sentence, the pronoun is the subject of the verb appeared and therefore requires the subject form who. The object form of who is whom, which functions as the object of a verb or as the object of a preposition:
That is the man whom I saw at the window. (object of the verb saw)
Did he say to whom he sent the letter? (object of the preposition to)
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