Thursday, August 30, 2007

This Got Her Goat

Karen S. sends this little horror from CNN:

The severed head of a goat was found near the corner of the building stuffed inside a pink gift bag.

... and later in the story...

She said that whomever it is has her attention and that of police.

That's a remarkable gift bag that can accommodate an entire building.

As far as the second error goes, yikes. Use whom only when it's the object of a phrase -- for whom the bell tolls; to whom she sent the goat's head. In this sentence, the sender "has her attention," and is the subject.

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