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    Default About "who and whom"

    Hello everyone,
    To whom do you want to meet? or
    Whom do you want to meet?
    To whom do you want to speak? or
    Whom do you want to speak? In this sentence should use "to"

    Who do you want to speak to?
    Who do you want to meet to? please explain about "who and whom" I am always in confusion about "who and whom"
    Thank you.

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    Default Re: About "who and whom"

    Quote Originally Posted by edmondjanet View Post
    To To whom do you want to meet? X
    Whom do you want to meet? Fine, if rather formal. 'Who do you want to meet?' is also acceptable, indeed more natural to many native speakers, especially in informal conversation.
    To whom do you want to speak? Fine, though very formal
    Whom do you want to speak? X In this sentence should we use "to"? Yes
    Who do you want to meet to?
    pPlease explain about "who and whom" I am always in confusion about "who and whom".
    When we are dealing with a grammatical object, (direct, indirect or prepositional), then the form is 'whom' - if you are being formal. However, most speakers of BrE have never used 'whom' in their lives. You are safe if you use 'who' all the time, except after a preposiion at the beginning of a sentence.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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