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    relative clauses

    Hello,

    1) It is you whom I want to talk to.
    2) It is you I want to talk to.
    3) You are the one whom I want to talk to.
    4) What I need is you.
    5) It is you whom I need.

    Could you please tell me which one/ones is/are OK?

    Thanks.

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    Re: relative clauses

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    1) It is you whom I want to talk to.
    2) It is you I want to talk to.
    3) You are the one whom I want to talk to.
    The first and third are unnatural. The second is natural in conversation, as are:

    It is you that I want to talk to.
    It is you who I want to talk to.
    You are the one I want to talk to.
    You are the one that I want to talk to.
    You are the one who I want to talk to.

    If you wish to be formal (and sound rather stuffy), then it's:

    It is you to whom I want to talk
    .
    You are the one to whom I want to talk.

    Personally, I'd just say: I want to talk to you.

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