Tosh.0 Indefinite Relative

Tosh Whomever from Ed DeHoratius on Vimeo.

A common mistake, to use the objective of the indefinite relative after a preposition (for whomever has to…) but the object of the preposition is not the indefinite relative itself but rather the entire clause that it introduces. The syntax of the indefinite relative is dictated by its clause rather than the preposition that precedes it (for whoever has to…). Any whomever would be the object of its clause rather than the object of the preposition that precedes it (for whomever she sees).

Tosh, a few seconds later (in the video with intervening material removed), then makes fun of SportsCenter former athletes for their grammar mistakes….

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