Here we are on Wednesday! More Commonly Misused Words for today.
WHO, WHOM, WHOSE and WHO’S
WHO: A subject of a pronoun.
Example: Who is going to attend her wedding?
WHOM: An object pronoun.
Example: With whom are you going to the wedding?
NOTE: When in doubt, try this simple trick: If you can replace the word with “he”’ or “’she,” use who. If you can replace it with “him” or “her,” use whom.
WHOSE: Possessive pronoun
Example: Whose car is that?
WHO’S: Is a contraction for who is
Example: Who’s going to the reunion?
YOUR vs YOU’RE
YOUR: a possessive form of “you”
Example: Your puppy is adorable.
YOU’RE: a contraction for you are. If you can’t replace the words “you are” in your sentence it is the wrong use of you’re.
Example: You’re not going to the party?
AFFECT vs EFFECT
Oh boy, this is the one I think most people struggle with. Even those that are good with grammar. Let’s take a closer look. I found a cute video on another site that was great. I don’t want to take credit for the video so I want to be sure you know it was copied from Scribendi site.
AFFECT: It is usually a verb.
Example: When written well, a poem can affect anyone that reads it.
EFFECT: Usually a noun
Example: An effect of this medication is an upset stomach.
I learned in a college course to remember this acronym for these two words. RAVEN.
Remember Affect is a Verb and Effect is a Noun
Here is the video I thought may help. Rember it is from Scribendi and can be found on their site by simply clicking here