Catherine (somewhereundone) wrote in linguaphiles,
Catherine
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Using "whom" with "to be"

"I want to be a sailor."

"A sailor" is in the objective case, right? So the sentence "Whom do you wish to be?" is the correct usage of whom, right?

I know the conjugations of "to be" do not take objective case ("Who am I?"), and I always assumed the infinitive form would require an objective case following...am I wrong?

Bah!
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