View Poll Results: When do you use 'whom'?

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  • Never

    42 6.41%
  • Only in writing

    58 8.85%
  • Always

    56 8.55%
  • In formal speech and writing

    252 38.47%
  • In formal writing

    96 14.66%
  • Only after a preposition

    151 23.05%
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Thread: Whom

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    I use it in formal writing and speech.

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    I use it in formal speech and writing, both, as well as when speaking to someone who I think expects to hear it , like TOEFL students and colleagues who adhere to prescriptivist traditions

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    I drop it in if I think the other person expects it as well.

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    Does it matter if use "who" instead of "whom" in every single place where "whom" can be used or should be used... .while speaking....



    thank you..!

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    Nowadays WHO is used instead of WHOM.
    Last edited by rj1948; 10-May-2008 at 05:13.

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    Default Re: Whom

    I've stopped using whom.

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    Dear Friends,

    This is my first post in this forum. I think I reached at the place where I can learn a lot about English.

    Could any body explain me the points mentioned in the question? I mean whait is meaning of formal writing or formal speaking?

    Thanks,
    KbGold

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBGold View Post
    Dear Friends,

    This is my first post in this forum. I think I reached at the place where I can learn a lot about English.

    Could any body explain me the points mentioned in the question? I mean whait is meaning of formal writing or formal speaking?

    Thanks,
    KbGold
    Hi,

    Every language has differents levels of use. Each occasion requires a different level.

    The words, and the speech patterns we use while talking with friends at the pub are not the same we use while sitting for a job interview.

    Job interview: formal
    Pub drinking: informal/slang

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    Default Re: Whom

    I always read it & use it everywhere

    because my teachers prevent us from using any informal word

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    Quote Originally Posted by michelle-88 View Post
    I always read it & use it everywhere

    because my teachers prevent us from using any informal word

    yes like you ...

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