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  1. Borovac's Avatar

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    With who do I...

    Is it correct to say "With who do I share my pain?" or "With who do you watch your favorite films?"

    Is there any other way to ask similar things?

    Thank you very much!

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    #2

    Re: With who do I...

    Quote Originally Posted by Borovac View Post
    Is it correct to say "With who do I share my pain?" or "With who do you watch your favorite films?"

    Is there any other way to ask similar things?

    Thank you very much!

    The word 'whom' is used instead of 'who' when it is the object of a verb or preposition:
    I met a man with whom I used to work.
    He took out a photo of his son, whom he adores.
    There were 500 passengers, of whom 121 drowned.
    To whom do you wish to speak?

    Therefore, "With whom do I share my pain?" and "With whom do you watch your favorite films?" are the correct forms to use.

    Cheers,
    Amigo

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    Re: With who do I...

    Quote Originally Posted by Borovac View Post
    Is it correct to say "With who do I share my pain?" or "With who do you watch your favorite films?"

    Is there any other way to ask similar things?

    Thank you very much!
    As an alternative:
    Who do I share my pain with?
    The same works for the second sentence.

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    Re: With who do I...

    Thanks, banderas.

    I was torn between your and amigos' suggestion. Now everything is clear.

    Also thanks to you, amigos.

    I suspect 'Who do I' is more colloquial than 'with whom', which would sound fairly stodgy in colloquial speech?

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    Re: With who do I...

    Quote Originally Posted by Borovac View Post
    Is it correct to say "With who do I share my pain?" or "With who do you watch your favorite films?"

    Is there any other way to ask similar things?

    Thank you very much!
    Though WHOM is used as a relative pronoun for the object,WHO is used and preferred nowadays.
    Last edited by rj1948; 10-May-2008 at 05:22.

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