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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    #21

    Re: Whom

    Quote Originally Posted by Omania View Post
    " This is the girl whom i met last night"

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

    thanks :)
    Yes, It's correct!
    Now try to distinguish between subject and object of a sentence. If you (yourself or someone is an object) you can use 'whom' after it...

    Let's say.
    To whom do you (subject) wish to speak?

    I (subject) want to speak with a man (object) whom I met yesterday.


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    #22

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    Neverrrrr. That word makes me sound so uptight and formal.


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    #23

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    i use it just for writing scientific papers and my thesis ..

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    #24

    Re: Whom

    after a preposition


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    #25

    Re: Whom

    If the defined noun is in the object position of relative clause, I always use "whom" instead of "who". However, if the is another "whom", I don't know where we use it.


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    #26

    Re: Whom

    hi

    plz i want to the when it used ( whom )
    somone give me exemple

    thank you
    i look forward


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    #27

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    I use it in (formal writing and speech).

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    #28

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    Hi, it's my first time here

    actually I didn't get the point .. could you give more illustration ? examples?

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    #29

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    I need some examples too!

    I (subject) want to speak with a man (object) whom I met yesterday.

    I would probably use "who" istead of "whom" at above sentence!

    So is this wrong? --> "I want to speak with a man who I met yesterday!"

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    #30

    Re: Whom

    Quote Originally Posted by wq.denis View Post
    I need some examples too!

    I (subject) want to speak with a man (object) whom I met yesterday.

    I would probably use "who" istead of "whom" at above sentence!

    So is this wrong? --> "I want to speak with a man who I met yesterday!"
    It's fine and what many native speakers would say, though man I met and man that I met are also used. The traditional subject/object rule for who/whom is fine if you want to use it, but most native speakers do not. In very formal language, you might want to use whom. About the only time I would say you have to use whom is directly after a preposition- To whom it may concern, etc.

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