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    Question Who and Whom

    Hello, I am 'The French',

    I would like to know, if the relative pronoun whom, is often used in writting and speaking English.

    I ask this question, because someone told me that 'whom' is only used for object or after preposition, and nowadays nobody use it.

    People prefer to replace it by 'who'.

    Thanks for your collaboration, and sorry for my mistakes (I'm a beginner), don't hesitate to correct me (no trouble).

    Have a great day.

    The French.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The French View Post
    Hello, I am 'The French',

    I would like to know, if the relative pronoun whom, is often used in writting and speaking English.

    I ask this question, because someone told me that 'whom' is only used for object or after preposition, and nowadays nobody use it.

    People prefer to replace it by 'who'.

    Thanks for your collaboration, and sorry for my mistakes (I'm a beginner), don't hesitate to correct me (no trouble).

    Have a great day.

    The French.
    Let me put it this way - whom is alive and kicking, especially in writing, and obviously obligatory in prepositional phrases.


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    Re: Who and Whom

    hello!!

    You are right when you say that people prefer to use who rather than whom. It is more used in writing English and obligatory in prepositional phrases. And your English is quite good!

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    Re: Who and Whom

    Hello, engee30,

    what do you mean by kicking?

    I have a little trouble to understand the edn of your sentence. I know kick someone but I think you don't mean that.

    Very special use of this word, can you send me a short explanation.

    Thank.

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    Re: Who and Whom

    Quote Originally Posted by The French View Post
    Hello, engee30,

    what do you mean by kicking?

    I have a little trouble (difficulty) in understanding the end of your sentence. I know how to 'kick' someone but I think you don't mean tha (I don't think that you meant it that way).

    Very special use of this word (Is there any special usage of this word), can you send me a short explanation.

    Thanks.
    He used an idiom there... Actually it means the pronoun 'whom' is actively being used in formal situations. And it's better to use 'whom' in formal writings instead of daily communications...

    PS: I am not a native speaker, but since you'd requested for corrections, I tried my best to correct your sentences. Bonjour. EnchantÚ de vous rencontrer
    Last edited by Eden Darien; 06-Jul-2009 at 03:45.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eden Darien View Post
    He used an idiom there... Actually it means the pronoun 'whom' is actively being used in formal situations.
    Yep, that's what I meant.


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    Re: Who and Whom

    I have a little trouble (difficulties) to understand at the end of your sentence. I know how to kick someone but I think you don't mean that (I don't think so that you meant it that way).


    I have a little trouble/difficulty in understanding at the end of your sentence. I know how to 'kick' someone, but I don't think you mean that (I don't think so that you meant/mean** it that way).

    ** both the Past and Present Simple possible.
    Anyone want to say why?

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    Re: Who and Whom

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    [COLOR="Red"] (I don't think so that you meant/mean** it that way).

    ** both the Past and Present Simple possible.
    Anyone want to say why?
    I don't think that you meant it that way - referring back to what was said or written in that particular post.
    I don't think that you mean it that way - referring to the author of the post's way of thinking, which is seen as timeless.

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    Re: Who and Whom

    Re: Who and Whom

    I have a little DIFFICULTIES to understand THE end of your sentence. I know THE MEANING OF kickING someone but I DON4T THINK THAT YOU MEAN SOž
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    guys pls tell me how to add a new theard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by julianna View Post
    guys pls tell me how to add a new theard?
    STEP 1: Click on 'Ask a Teacher...' (top left corner, below Get Help!)

    STEP 2: Give a title to your thread and pose your question in the text-box below the title.

    STEP 3: Click on 'Submit New Thread' (just beneath the text-box).

    Well done! Your thread has just been opened.
    Last edited by engee30; 05-Jul-2009 at 22:02.

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