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    #1

    'Who' or 'Whom'

    Dear Sir,

    What's the correct answer for the following question?

    Tim: I want to have a birthday party at home.
    Mum: ____________ do you want to invite?
    Tim: I want to invite some of my classmates.

    Thanks!
    Delphine

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    Re: 'Who' or 'Whom'

    Quote Originally Posted by Delphine View Post
    Dear Sir,

    What's the correct answer for the following question?

    Tim: I want to have a birthday party at home.
    Mum: ____________ do you want to invite?
    Tim: I want to invite some of my classmates.

    Thanks!
    Delphine
    Both are correct in contemporary English. Most people would use "who".

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    #3

    Re: 'Who' or 'Whom'

    A purist would insist on 'whom', but it would sound very stuffy to most of us speakers of BrE.

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