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Posted by Bookworm on May 20, 2003

In Reply to: Anyone ... they ... posted by TheFallen on May 20, 2003

: : : Believe it or not, this sentence was in an article on the Opinion page in today's Times:
: : : 'Anyone, whoever they are, could be a ... star in the movies.'

: : Pitiful. That could have been corrected so easily by deleting "whoever they are."

: ...or, if one felt one desperately needed to intensify the phrase, by replacing the execrably incorrect "whoever they are" with "no matter who".

Usage question: Would "no matter whom" be hypercorrect, or just plain incorrect?