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Is this sentence acceptable:
1-Who is he a friend of?
 

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navi said:
Is this sentence acceptable:
1-Who is he a friend of?

It would be acceptable to most in informal uses. Technically, "who" should be "whom" and some would be bothered by the terminal preposition. That being said, the repair would not be "Of whom is he a friend". That is one of those stilted sentences that nobody would use.

The sentence :

Who is his friend?

would probably be a better fix.
 

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Having a more relaxed view of who\whom, I'd say it's fine . ;-)
 

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tdol said:
Having a more relaxed view of who\whom, I'd say it's fine . ;-)

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