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    Hello.

    I still have doubts how to ask a question with "whom".

    1) Whom am I talking with.
    2) With whom am I talking.

    The first one sounds odd for me, but it's probably grammatically correct while the second one natural, but not gramatically correct.
    What would you say?
    Thanks.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

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    Default Re: with whom am I talking about

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Hello.

    I still have doubts how to ask a question with "whom".

    1) Whom am I talking with.
    2) With whom am I talking.

    The first one sounds odd for me, but it's probably grammatically correct while the second one natural, but not gramatically correct.
    What would you say?
    Thanks.
    They are both grammatically correct. They would be unusual in informal speech for many people.

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    Default Re: with whom am I talking about

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Hello.

    I still have doubts how to ask a question with "whom".

    1) Whom am I talking with.
    2) With whom am I talking.

    The first one sounds odd for me, but it's probably grammatically correct while the second one natural, but not gramatically correct.
    What would you say?
    Thanks.
    They are both strictly correct, but almost no one would say 1.
    "Who am I talking to?" is common. (I guess this is a phone call).
    There is a trend towards using 'whom' only after a preposition, which makes 2 more natural.
    This is an example of where most people of most dialects do not speak according to grammar books.

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    Default Re: with whom am I talking about

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Hello.

    I still have doubts how to ask a question with "whom".

    1) Whom am I talking with.
    2) With whom am I talking.

    The first one sounds odd for me, but it's probably grammatically correct while the second one natural, but not gramatically correct.
    What would you say?
    Thanks.
    Neither one is a correct question without a question mark at the end.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: with whom am I talking about

    ...and your title makes no sense with 'about' at the end.

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    Default Re: with whom am I talking about

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    There is a trend towards using 'whom' only after a preposition, which makes 2 more natural.
    My feeling is that this is more than a trend.

    People who insist on what they consider to be 'correct' English use 'whom', and put the preposition before it: To/with whom am I talking?

    The majority of people, in Britain at least, do not bother with 'whom' (except in the institutionalised 'To whom it may concern') Many of them consider it stuffy. For such people, the natural way is: Who am I talking to/with?

    Whom am I talking to/with is an unfortunate hybrid. It has nothing to recommend it. The same can be said for To/with who am I talking?
    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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    Default Re: with whom am I talking about

    Thanks for your response.

    I'm sorry for the title (I've no idea why I wrote "about") questions marks.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

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