To whom I should give this book

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Nicklexoxo

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Hello everyone.

I have questions about "whom" and "whose". This thread is about "whom".

I can imagine some situations where I could use this word. But I am not sure about the following situation:

Let's pretend this: My teacher asked me give this book a boy in the next class. But I don't know anything about that boy. But he knows, that someone should give him the book. When I come in the room what should I say? "To whom I should give this book?" I really want to use "whom" in this sentence. If it does not sound natural, please, give me more polite or correct sentence.

Thanks in advance.

Nickle.
 

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'Who should I give this book to?'
 

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If you really want to use "whom," then you need to say "To whom should I give this book?"

But Rover gave you the natural way of asking.
 
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