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    talk to who?


    I'd like to ask if it is OK to say 'talk to who' informally instead of using 'whom' as in:

    A: You need to talk to someone.
    B: Talk to who?

    Is the usage of 'who' is OK in an informal conversation?


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    Re: talk to who?

    Is it grammatically correct? No.
    Will you frequently hear it even though it's incorrect? Yes.

    The who/whom distinction is rarely used correctly even by native speakers, and the distinction seems to be dropping out of usage altogether.

    That being said, I guess it's your decision on whether you wish to break the grammar rules. I will say it's not one of those errors anyone is likely to notice, nor will it cause any confusion or misunderstanding.
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