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    To whom I should give this book

    Hello everyone.

    I have questions about "whom" and "whose". This thread is about "whom".

    I can imagine some situations where I could use this word. But I am not sure about the following situation:

    Let's pretend this: My teacher asked me give this book a boy in the next class. But I don't know anything about that boy. But he knows, that someone should give him the book. When I come in the room what should I say? "To whom I should give this book?" I really want to use "whom" in this sentence. If it does not sound natural, please, give me more polite or correct sentence.

    Thanks in advance.

    If I have made any mistakes, please tell me about them. I need to improve my English anyway and I hope you'll help me.

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    Re: To whom I should give this book

    'Who should I give this book to?'

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    Re: To whom I should give this book

    If you really want to use "whom," then you need to say "To whom should I give this book?"

    But Rover gave you the natural way of asking.

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