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    Tim reminds Tom of someone.

    Tom: "Tim you remind of someone."

    Tim: "who?"

    Tom: "I am not sure of who but you remind me of someone." (Do we need to use "whom" here?)

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    Re: Tim reminds Tom of someone.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    "I am not sure of who but you remind me of someone." (Do we need to use "whom" here?)
    The way you have written it, yes, "whom".

    "I am not sure of whom, but you remind me of someone".

    I would drop that part however, and rearrange things a little bit for a more natural phrase.

    "I'm not sure, but you do remind me of someone". Slight vocal emphasis on "do" as you speak it.

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    Re: Tim reminds Tom of someone.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChinaDan View Post
    The way you have written it, yes, "whom".

    "I am not sure of whom, but you remind me of someone".

    I would drop that part however, and rearrange things a little bit for a more natural phrase.

    "I'm not sure, but you do remind me of someone". Slight vocal emphasis on "do" as you speak it.
    "I am not sure, who do you remind me of." Is it correct?

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    Re: Tim reminds Tom of someone.

    No.

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    Re: Tim reminds Tom of someone.

    It is grammatically correct, but it is not quite the same because now you are asking the person you are talking to to answer this question of who they remind you of. Before you were merely speculating about who it might be.

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    Re: Tim reminds Tom of someone.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChinaDan View Post
    It is grammatically correct
    It is not grammatically correct with tufguy's punctuation. If a question is being asked, the sentence has a comma splice, and needs a question mark at the end.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 27-Sep-2016 at 18:11.

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    Re: Tim reminds Tom of someone.

    "I am not sure who do you remind me of?" It means now I am asking that person "who does he remind me of?" Am I correct?

    This means "whom" can only be used here, right?

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    Re: Tim reminds Tom of someone.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    "I am not sure who do you remind me of." [no question mark as this is not a question.] It means now I am asking that person "who does he remind me of?" Am I correct?

    This means "whom" can only be used here, right?
    I'm not sure what you mean by the last question. Your English teachers will probably tell you that whom is required in both sentences. Although some native Anglophones would use whom, most would say "who" in both cases. Nevertheless, you should write whom​ if you're answering a question on an exam.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 28-Sep-2016 at 19:34. Reason: To remove the erroneous question mark.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Tim reminds Tom of someone.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    I'm not sure what you mean by the last question. Your English teachers will probably tell you that whom is required in both sentences. Although some native Anglophones would use whom, most would say "who" in both cases. Nevertheless, you should write whom​ if you're answering a question on an exam.
    I meant that I am asking that person that "who does he remind me of?" Because I am confused so I am asking him like we do sometimes we ask others, why is it happening? We don't ask seriously, we don't expect them to answer the question, same as that "can you tell me who do remind me of? Of Tom no I think of Tim."

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    Re: Tim reminds Tom of someone.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    I meant that I am asking that person that "Who does he remind me of?"
    No, you're not asking him that. You're asking him "Who do you remind me of?" It's a question that person is unlikely to be able to answer. Only you know who he reminds you of.

    Because I am confused so I am asking him like we do sometimes we ask others "Why is it happening?" We don't ask seriously, we don't expect them to answer the question. It's the same as that "Can you tell me who do you remind me of? Of Tom no I think of Tim." (The underlined part makes no sense. I don't know what you're trying to say.)
    Perhaps you are talking about a rhetorical question.

    John: You remind me of someone.
    Jane: Do I? Who?
    John: I don't know. I just can't work it out who it is.
    Jane: I'm intrigued. I'd love to know who it is.
    John (closing his eyes and banging his head in a frustrated fashion): Grrrrr. Who do you remind me of? It's driving me mad.
    Jane: Oh well. Let me know if you work it out.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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