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    Default who belongs to this fish?

    who belongs to this fish?
    is the sentence gramartically right?

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    Default Re: who belongs to this fish?

    Quote Originally Posted by jiajunhao View Post
    who belongs to this fish?
    is the sentence gramartically right?
    Correct.

    Who belongs to this fish?
    Who does this fish belong to?

    To belong to sg/sy is mutual. The second sentence sounds more natural. It is the tail that belongs to the dog and not vice versa. Do you know what I mean?

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    Default Re: who belongs to this fish?

    Who belongs to it? --> To "it" belongs "who".

    Who does it belong to? --> It does belong to "who/whom". --> To "whom" belongs "it".

    It belongs to who; who belongs to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiajunhao View Post
    who belongs to this fish?
    is the sentence gramartically right?

    'Who does this fish belong to?' or 'Who owns this fish?' It is not correct to say that a person belongs to a fish.

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    Default Re: who belongs to this fish?

    Quote Originally Posted by jiajunhao View Post
    who belongs to this fish?
    is the sentence gramartically right?
    Who does this fish belong to?

    Whose is this fish?

    You cannot belong to a fish, can you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    'Who does this fish belong to?' or 'Who owns this fish?' It is not correct to say that a person belongs to a fish.
    What is the correct one please?

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    Default Re: who belongs to this fish?

    Quote Originally Posted by jiajunhao View Post
    who belongs to this fish?
    is the sentence gramartically right?
    I think you mean: Whom does this fish belong to?

    "belong to" means "to be the property of"
    This book belongs to me.
    Another meaning is:
    "belong to" is "to be an inhabitant, member etc, of".
    I belong to the sailing club.
    Hope that help you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitemoon View Post
    Which is the correct one please?

    'Who does this fish belong to?' or 'Who owns this fish?' Both of these are correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    'Who does this fish belong to?' or 'Who owns this fish?' It is not correct to say that a person belongs to a fish.
    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    'Who does this fish belong to?' or 'Who owns this fish?' Both of these are correct.
    Thank you very much for your correction.
    What I mean is:
    To say that a person belongs to a fish, which sentence do you use?
    I am sure we can't say "a person belongs to a fish".

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    Default Re: who belongs to this fish?

    Quote Originally Posted by Teia View Post
    Who does this fish belong to?

    Whose is this fish?

    You cannot belong to a fish, can you?
    Grammatically or theoretically?

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