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by Toes_of_Krosa
Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Using who/whom in passive voice.
Replies: 16
Views: 15380

Re: Using who/whom in passive voice.

prepositions in phrasal verbs must have objects whether or not they're particles. No, because if they're particles, they're not prepositions at all . The phrasal verb as a whole may or may not have an object, but its particle by itself is incapable of having one, because that's not the sort of thin...
by Toes_of_Krosa
Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Using who/whom in passive voice.
Replies: 16
Views: 15380

Re: Using who/whom in passive voice.

However, in a case like "see through", I believe "through" must have an object, as it is in innate nature a preposition. No, it isn't. To see something through, in the sense of completing it, requires no object for the particle "through". The object in the sentence, &q...
by Toes_of_Krosa
Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Using who/whom in passive voice.
Replies: 16
Views: 15380

Re: Using who/whom in passive voice.

Alright, so here's the problem. You're example of "Who/Whom was talked to" is confusing. This is because "talked to" is a phrasal verb, and there it has issues with the passive voice. Firstly, it might be a good idea to proofread your grammar pedant posts, so you don't start rig...
by Toes_of_Krosa
Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Using who/whom in passive voice.
Replies: 16
Views: 15380

Re: Using who/whom in passive voice.

Alright, so here's the problem. You're example of "Who/Whom was talked to" is confusing. This is because "talked to" is a phrasal verb, and there it has issues with the passive voice. Let's put this in a sentence: "The person who/whom was talked to didn't know the answer to ...

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