Grammar Police

I was arrested today by the Grammar Police for writing this sentence: “This question, when asked, is intended to reveal some insight into whoever I am.”

I don’t think I am guilty. Is it whomever? All things point to Whomever, but I don’t think it is.

And, this guy (my grammar book) didn’t give me much clarity, either:


But you know who did have the answer?!  My eighty-seven-year old Aunt Frances.  She hails from a nursing home in suburban Massachusetts.  All her grammar lightbulbs are still turned on.   And, I was correct. The answer in the above sentence is: whoever.  Phew.

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