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    Hello teachers,


    Is this sentence correct?

    Whom should I marry among you three?

    or

    Among you three whom should I marry?

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    Re: Among

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    Hello teachers,


    Is this sentence correct?

    Whom should I marry among you three?

    or

    Among you three whom should I marry?
    Either.

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    Re: Among

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    Either.
    Do you mean both are correct? sir.

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    #4

    Re: Among

    If I were ever in that unlikely situation, I should say, "Which of you three should I marry?'

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    Re: Among

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    If I were ever in that unlikely situation, I should say, "Which of you three should I marry?'
    So, is it wrong or unnatural? sir.

    Let me give you few more examples.

    1)Whose book among you three should I carry?

    2)Whose car among you three Should I repair?

    3)Whose pen among you three did I borrow?


    Thank you.

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    #6

    Re: Among

    When Bill said either, he meant that both are correct.

    Your additional examples are all wrong.

    Rover

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    Re: Among

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    So, is it wrong or unnatural? sir.

    Let me give you few more examples.

    1)Whose book among you three should I carry?

    2)Whose car among you three Should I repair?

    3)Whose pen among you three did I borrow?


    Thank you.
    By saying "you three" you suggest that you are speaking directly to the three involved. Are you in the habit of talking to books, cars or pens?

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    They are all unnatural.

    I's simply say:
    Whose book should I carry?
    Whose car should I repair?
    Whose pen did I borrow?


    If I am addressing three people, there is no need to mention the fact.

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    Re: Among

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    By saying "you three" you suggest that you are speaking directly to the three involved. Are you in the habit of talking to books, cars or pens?
    Does it mean so? ma'am.

    I am addressing three people and asking question.


    For eg,

    I am asked to repair a car. I go to the three people and ask whose car among you three should I repair?

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    #10

    Re: Among

    No.

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