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Thread: Who-whom


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    Who-whom

    Hi,
    Could you please comment on the usage of who in the Dative or Accusative in these phrases:
    1. Where’s the lad whom I lent my mobile?
    2. Where’s the lad whom I lent my mobile to?
    3.Where’s the lad to whom I lent my mobile?
    4. Where’s the lad who I lent my mobile?
    5. Where’s the lad who I lent my mobile to?
    6. Where’s the lad I lent my mobile to?
    Are they all correct?
    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Who-whom

    Yes, basically, though the use of 'whom' with the preposition at the end, as in #2, is used much less. In terms of style, the use of the formal 'to whom' with 'lad' seems a bit weird, but perfectly possible.

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