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    • Join Date: Dec 2008
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    #1

    Smile Ask who?

    Hello~ Can you help me say this naturally please?

    A: I’ve just come back from holiday.


    B: ⓐWho did you go there with?
    ⓑWith whom did you go there?

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    A: If you really want to know why don’t you ask?


    B: ⓐAsk who?
    ⓑWho to ask?


    A: Ask our teacher.

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    #2

    Re: Ask who?

    Quote Originally Posted by flytothesky View Post
    Hello~ Can you help me say this naturally please?

    A: Iíve just come back from holiday.


    B: ⓐWho did you go there with?
    ⓑWith whom did you go there?

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------

    A: If you really want to know why donít you ask?


    B: ⓐAsk who?
    ⓑWho to ask?


    A: Ask our teacher.
    Bhai.


    • Join Date: May 2008
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    #3

    Re: Ask who?

    Mr. A (Ms. A?) didn't say where he had gone on holiday, but Mr. B said, "... there..."
    Is it okay?


    • Join Date: Jul 2009
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    #4

    Re: Ask who?

    Quote Originally Posted by flytothesky View Post
    Hello~ Can you help me say this naturally please?

    A: I’ve just come back from holiday.

    B: ⓐWho did you go there with?
    ⓑWith whom did you go there?

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------

    A: If you really want to know why don’t you ask?

    B: ⓐAsk who?
    ⓑWho to ask?
    A: Ask our teacher.
    The responses are correct and sound more natural in speech.

    The first response is very formal English but should not have 'there' at the end.

    The second response is also very formal and is not structured appropriately as an answer to that question. You could say "Who should I ask?"

    You also included:
    A: Ask our teacher.

    Is this another question but incomplete, or is this a possible third response to the second question?

    Alas, I am not an English teacher!

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