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    Question when to use who,whose and whom?

    What are the correct interrogative pronouns for each sentences?
    _______ 1. are those books on the table?
    _______ 2. is the food to bring?

    Hoping you can help me here.

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    #2

    Re: when to use who,whose and whom?

    My choices are:

    1. Whose books are those on the table?

    2. Who is [going] to bring the food?


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    Re: when to use who,whose and whom?

    Quote Originally Posted by jokeh View Post
    What are the correct interrogative pronouns for each sentences?
    _______ 1. are those books on the table?
    _______ 2. is the food to bring?

    Hoping you can help me here.
    Whose are those books on table?

    To whom is the food to bring?

    "whose" is mostly used for people,"whom" is not often used in spoken english, it can be replaced by "who" or "that".In addition, you can use "whom" with prepositions: to whom - with whom - from whom
    eg; An orphan is a child whose parents are dead.
    The man whom I wanted to talk with is not here.


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    #4

    Re: when to use who,whose and whom?

    I agree about the first. The second sentence does not seem to make sense unless the word order is changed : "Who is to bring the food?"


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    #5

    Re: when to use who,whose and whom?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    I agree about the first. The second sentence does not seem to make sense unless the word order is changed : "Who is to bring the food?"
    But if we say for example: there's a food to bring, it's for who? or to who?
    then we can ask; for whom is the food to bring?
    OR
    To whom is the food to bring?
    tell me, is the explanation I put right?


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    Re: when to use who,whose and whom?

    Quote Originally Posted by keltouma_H View Post
    But if we say for example: there's a food to bring, it's for who? or to who?
    then we can ask; for whom is the food to bring?
    OR
    To whom is the food to bring?
    tell me, is the explanation I put right?
    Sorry, no.

    There is some food to bring. Who is it for?

    To whom is the food to be brought.

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