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    #1

    how to use 'with whom'

    Which one is correct of these?

    With whom she had fought yesterday ?
    With whom she was fighting yesterday ?

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    #2

    Re: how to use 'with whom'

    Neither is correct. When phrasing a question one must invert the position of the subject and the auxiliary verb.

    With whom had she fought yesterday?
    With whom was she fighting yesterday?
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 09-Feb-2015 at 12:48. Reason: Typo

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    #3

    Re: how to use 'with whom'

    The first would require more context to make sense- there would have to be another past event or time before which she had fought.


    PS No spaces before question marks.

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    #4

    Re: how to use 'with whom'

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Very few ​people would say 'With whom?'
    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    you can go your entire life without ever saying "whom." Know it exists, so you understand it if you see it.
    According to the above, I think the following are more common.
    Who had she fought with yesterday?
    Who was she fighting with yesterday?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    The first would require more context to make sense
    Who had she fought with when she was hospitalized yesterday?
    Is this context OK?
    Last edited by Matthew Wai; 09-Feb-2015 at 05:51.

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    #5

    Re: how to use 'with whom'

    I agree that few people would use "With whom" in this context. In addition, in BrE, "Who has/had she fought with yesterday?" is unnatural and would be worded "Who did she fight with yesterday?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: how to use 'with whom'

    Is it possible to ask like this?
    "With whom did she fought yesterday?"

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    #7

    Re: how to use 'with whom'

    Use the bare infinitive 'fight' instead of 'fought'.

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