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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    #11

    Re: Whom

    These messages are written by whom and read by whom?
    do this sentence include any errror?


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    #12

    Re: Whom

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I use it in formal writing and speech.
    Generally speaking , I use when it is followed by a preposition whether in spoken or written English. Thanks indeed


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    #13

    Re: Whom

    thanks very much for the efforts you 've been making to achieve a perfect English.

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    #14

    Re: Whom

    Quote Originally Posted by Epica View Post
    yes like you ...
    I myself avoid using whom in either formal or informal situations except when it comes after a preposition.

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    #15

    Re: Whom

    I use it more in writing, less in speech. It is true that now more people use "who" instead of "whom".

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    #16

    Re: Whom

    Hi!

    I use whom whenever it is necessary and required. In my country, English language exams are taken seriously and we are supposed to use this pronoun correctly ; we always have to know and demonstrate the difference between who and whom.


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    #17

    Re: Whom

    its only after prepositions

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    #18

    Re: Whom

    I used to use whom whenever it's possible in communication. But I don't think that if you use who instead of whom it means you are using slang. Am I right?
    Because nowadays people kept chasing time, so they want to speak economically and quickly by any means.

    If you are a non-native speaker, it's better to keep using whom instead of who, or else we might get confused... Just my opinion though

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    #19

    Re: Whom

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I use it in formal writing and speech.
    Hello, I'm 'The French,

    I prefer use the word 'that' it's more easy.

    What is the difference between which and whom?

    Thank.

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    #20

    Re: Whom

    " This is the girl whom i met last night"

    is the usgae of ( whom ) in the above sentence is correct..?

    thanks :)

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