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    Are these sentences same?

    1.Whom did you laugh at?
    2.At whom did you laugh?
    In first, "at" stands end of the sentence and in second,"at" with prepostion.
    Are these sentences same?

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    Re: Are these sentences same?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nanu1 View Post
    1. Whom did you laugh at?
    2. At whom did you laugh?

    In the first, "at" stands at the end of the sentence and in the second,"at" is with the preposition ​pronoun.
    Are Do these sentences mean the same?
    Yes, they mean the same.

    In case my marks aren't clear, you need to put a space after the full stop after the numbers 1 and 2.

    Don't ask "Are these sentences the same?" They are clearly not the same (that means identical) because the words are in a different order.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Are these sentences same?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Yes, they mean the same.

    In case my marks aren't clear, you need to put a space after the full stop after the numbers 1 and 2.

    Don't ask "Are these sentences the same?" They are clearly not the same (that means identical) because the words are in a different order.
    "Who did you laugh at?" Does this sentence means the same?
    Here "who" is in objective case right?
    and could you please tell me passive voice of "Who did you laugh at?"

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    Re: Are these sentences same?

    'Who did you laugh at' is the way most native speakers would say it. That sentence in the passive voice would not be at all natural.
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    Re: Are these sentences same?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    'Who did you laugh at' is the way most native speakers would say it. That sentence in the passive voice would not be at all natural.
    "Who was laughed at by you?" is passive voice of "Whom did you laugh at?" Am I right?

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    Re: Are these sentences same?

    You are right, but it is not right to use the unnatural passive form.
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    Re: Are these sentences same?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    You are right, but it is not right to use the unnatural passive form.
    "Who was laughed at by you?" is passive voice of "Whom did you laugh at?" then, can we write the passive voice " At who was laughed by you?" and I think it is not the unnatural passive form because I found this is in https://www.englishpractice.com/gram...tence-passive/
    Last edited by Nanu1; 08-Oct-2017 at 17:59.

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    Re: Are these sentences same?

    Finally, here is my doubt. Can we write prepostions at the end of the sentence and with the ​pronoun in both Active voice and Passive voice?

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    Re: Are these sentences same?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nanu1 View Post
    https://www.englishpractice.com/grammar/changing-interrogative-sentence-passive/
    I think it is intended to show you how to change a sentence into the passive rather than how to write a natural sentence.
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    Re: Are these sentences same?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nanu1 View Post
    "Who was laughed at by you?" is passive voice of "Whom did you laugh at?" then, can we write the passive voice " At who was laughed by you?" and I think it is not the unnatural passive form....
    The second is ungrammatical and unnatural. The first is merely unnatural. No native speaker would ever express this question in the passive voice.
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