Or is it "whom"? When editors don't know, readers do. Other gaffes, too, bring notes of frustration from grammarians. This journal will give those readers a chance to try to save the language, and editors a chance to explain how sometimes The Times is actually right. (Or at least the editors are not always wrong: For instance, according to the L.A. Times stylebook, and unlike what some readers believe, splitting infinitives isn't a cause for hanging.)
Following are two answers to often-asked questions that come with the grammar corrections, and responses as well for two recent goofs.