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    Is this sentence acceptable:
    1-Who is he a friend of?

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    Default Re: a friend of

    Quote Originally Posted by navi
    Is this sentence acceptable:
    1-Who is he a friend of?
    It would be acceptable to most in informal uses. Technically, "who" should be "whom" and some would be bothered by the terminal preposition. That being said, the repair would not be "Of whom is he a friend". That is one of those stilted sentences that nobody would use.

    The sentence :

    Who is his friend?

    would probably be a better fix.

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    Having a more relaxed view of who\whom, I'd say it's fine .

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Having a more relaxed view of who\whom, I'd say it's fine .
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