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    Default with who he left vs who he left......with

    "Do you happen to know with who Anna left for London?"

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    "Do you happen to know who Anna left for London with?"

    Is there any tendency where to put "with" in this context?

    "Do you happen to know on what floor their appartment is?"

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    "Do you happen to know what floor their appartment is on?"

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    Default Re: with who he left vs who he left......with

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "Do you happen to know with who Anna left for London?"

    OR

    "Do you happen to know who Anna left for London with?"

    Is there any tendency where to put "with" in this context?

    "Do you happen to know on what floor their appartment is?"

    OR

    "Do you happen to know what floor their appartment is on?"
    "Do you happen to know with whom Anna left for London?"
    "Do you happen to know who Anna left for London with?"
    These are both OK.
    "Do you happen to know on which floor their apartment is?"
    "Do you happen to know which floor their apartment is on?"
    These are both OK too.

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    Default Re: with who he left vs who he left......with

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "Do you happen to know with whom Anna left for London?"
    "Do you happen to know who Anna left for London with?"
    These are both OK.
    "Do you happen to know on which floor their apartment is?"
    "Do you happen to know which floor their apartment is on?"
    These are both OK too.

    Are there any more formal or less formal?

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    Default Re: with who he left vs who he left......with

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Are there any more formal or less formal?
    You are more likely to hear the second one of each.

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    Default Re: with who he left vs who he left......with

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Are there any more formal or less formal?
    You'll find that 'whom' is still used after prepositions even by people who never use it elsewhere.

    "Who did you give it to?" is more common than:
    "To whom did you give it", which is more common than both:
    "To who did you give it?" and "Whom did you give it to?"
    (In my experience)

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    Default Re: with who he left vs who he left......with

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    You'll find that 'whom' is still used after prepositions even by people who never use it elsewhere.

    "Who did you give it to?" is more common than:
    "To whom did you give it", which is more common than both:
    "To who did you give it?" and "Whom did you give it to?"
    (In my experience)
    In my experience, too.
    I think "to who" would be quite uncommon.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: with who he left vs who he left......with

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    In my experience, too.
    I think "to who" would be quite uncommon.
    "You wouldn't happen to use "whom" in the middle of a sentence, would you?"

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    Default Re: with who he left vs who he left......with

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "You wouldn't happen to use "whom" in the middle of a sentence, would you?"
    Immediately after "to"? You bet I would!
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: with who he left vs who he left......with

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Immediately after "to"? You bet I would!
    How about in speech? Do you say "whom"?

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    Default Re: with who he left vs who he left......with

    Immediately after a preposition? Yes.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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