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    #1

    Whom or who

    Please check.

    1. "Whom did you meet to yesterday"?.

    2. "Who did you meet to yesterday"?.

    3. "Whom do you want to talk to"?.

    4. "Who do you want to talk to"?.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 26-Nov-2015 at 20:28. Reason: Numbered the sentences to make responses easier

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    #2

    Re: Whom or who

    1 and 2 are incorrect. We don't "meet to" people. We just meet them.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Whom or who

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post

    3. "Whom do you want to talk to"?.

    "Whom do you want to talk to?"

    4. "Who do you want to talk to"?.

    "Who do you want to talk to?"
    Note my corrections to your punctuation.

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    #4

    Re: Whom or who

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Please check.

    1. "Whom did you meet to yesterday"?.

    2. "Who did you meet to yesterday"?.

    3. "Whom do you want to talk to"?.

    4. "Who do you want to talk to"?.
    I agree that 1 and 2 are incorrect.

    The difference between 3 and 4 involves the pronoun who/whom. In this sentence "whom" is correct by strict grammatical standards, because it is the object of a preposition. I would use that in formal writing and on examinations. The "who" form is very common in more relaxed English.

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    #5

    Re: Whom or who

    #1 and #2 could be correct if you replaced 'to' with 'with'. It's probably more common however to omit the preposition entirely, as emrs suggested.
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    #6

    Re: Whom or who

    The OP still puts a full stop after a question mark.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: Whom or who

    I guess he's afraid not to.

    To OP: Only one punctuation is necessary to end a sentence. A question mark is sufficient.

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    #8

    Re: Whom or who

    Whom do you want to talk to?

    People who use whom tend to be people who don''t end their sentences with prepositions. They'd probably say/write To whom do you want to talk?

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    #9

    Re: Whom or who

    There is a big difference. The terminal preposition "rule" was a silly proclamation made by grammarians at the time. The who/whom distinction is based on actual grammar. I use "whom" and end sentences with prepositions.

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    #10

    Re: Whom or who

    I am still confused.

    Should I be saying "To whom do you want to talk"? and when I use who I should be saying "Who do you want to talk to"?


    You are also saying we do not meet to people. So we should be saying "Whom do you want to meet(or I can say whom do you want to meet with)"but while using who is it correct "Who do you want to meet to"?

    When "Whom" is used sentence should began with "To" and while using "Who" sentence should end with "To"?

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