This is Everyday Grammar. I'm Lucija.
And I'm Kaveh. I'm really sad today.
I just found out that some grammar rules...are dying.
What? Kaveh, I wouldn't get upset because that's actually quite normal.
Some grammar rules are with us for a long time, while others just fade way.
But I don't think that's fair.
Well, let's look at some of these grammar rules.
When is the last time you used Whom in a sentence?
I don't know. Whom refers to an object pronoun.
And I guess if I asked where someone was going,
I wouldn't normally say, "With whom are you going?"
通常不会说“With whom are you going?”
See! But Whom is still used in formal writing, unlike Ye, Thee, Thy and Thine. They are then gone.
I don't miss them. What about the fate of third-person pronouns, though?
Are you talking about She, He, Him, Her, and His being replaced by the singular Their, They and Them?
That is actually helpful when gender is mixed or unknown.
Ok, then I'll also not worry about sometimes ending a sentence with a preposition.
Like "who are you talking to?"
比如“who are you talking to?”
or "What are you waiting for?"
或“What are you waiting for?”
Yeah. I does sound more natural in conversation than
"To whom are you talking?" or " For what are you waiting?"
“To whom are you talking”或“For what are you waiting?”的确听起来更自然。
And that's Everyday Grammar.