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  1. Offroad's Avatar
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    By whom/who

    Dear teachers

    I wonder if in today's English it is OK to say 'who' instead of 'whom'.

    Eg

    - I have heard horrid things about you, most of them are disgusting, Mr. Konnor.
    - You have? By whom?

    Thank you

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    Re: By whom/who

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Dear teachers

    I wonder if in today's English it is OK to say 'who' instead of 'whom'.

    Eg

    - I have heard horrid things about you, most of them are disgusting, Mr. Konnor.
    - You have? By whom?

    Thank you
    You can use "whom" but in your particular example, you would say:

    "You have? From whom?"
    or
    "You have? Said by whom?"

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