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  1. bea
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    Usage of who and whom

    1.May I know [[[who]]]]would you like to talk to /speak to ?

    2 May I know [[[whom]]]]would you like to talk to /speak to ?

    Which is correct?
    I think sentence 1

    And what is the usage of who and whom?


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    Re: Usage of who and whom

    They're both grammatically fine. Who / whom is the object of the verb, so you can use either. Some may say than 'whom' is the only correct option. I find that a bit old-fashioned, I'd use 'who'.

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    The majority nowadays would use 'who' here, but some would say that 'whom' is still preferred in formal English.

    BTW It should read 'you would' as that's an embedded question.


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    Re: Usage of who and whom

    BTW It should read 'you would' as that's an embedded question.

    Oops! Missed that one.
    Still haven't learned how to quote!

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    Re: Usage of who and whom

    Quote Originally Posted by Lib
    Still haven't learned how to quote!
    Click on Reply or Quote and the posting you are responding to is quoted automatically. Or copy and paste then highlight the text you wish to quote, then click on Quote. At one end you will have [quote]. At the other end you will have "/quote" (in brackets, not quote marks).

    Easy as pie.

    :wink:


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    #6

    Re: Usage of who and whom

    Easy as pie.
    If you say so Ron .... Thanks!


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    Re: Usage of who and whom

    It worked!! Wow!
    Thanks a lot Ronbee!

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    Re: Usage of who and whom

    Thanks everybody! :D

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    It worked!! Wow!
    Thanks a lot Ronbee!
    You're quite welcome.

    8)

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