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    #1

    who /whom?

    Hello.

    I'd appreciate a little help, please.

    I've seen this written in a course book: ' Who is writing to who?'.

    Shouldn't it be : 'Who is writing to whom?'

    Thank you in advance.

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    #2

    Re: who /whom?

    Quote Originally Posted by MariaTeresa View Post
    Hello.

    I'd appreciate a little help, please.

    I've seen this written in a course book: ' Who is writing to who?'.

    Shouldn't it be : 'Who is writing to whom?'

    Thank you in advance.
    ***NOT A TEACHER***Yes, you are 100% correct. Here in the States, some people are "afraid" to use "whom" because (a) they don't understand the rule or (b) they understand the rule but don't want to seem snobbish.

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    #3

    Re: who /whom?

    Quote Originally Posted by MariaTeresa View Post
    Shouldn't it be : 'Who is writing to whom?'
    In traditional grammar it should be. However, in practice, 'who' is very often used in the objective case too these days.
    Don't be surprised if you meet people who never use 'whom'.

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