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I use it in formal speech and writing, both, as well as when speaking to someone who I think expects to hear it :oops: , like TOEFL students and colleagues who adhere to prescriptivist traditions
 

Tdol

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I drop it in if I think the other person expects it as well. ;-)
 

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Does it matter if use "who" instead of "whom" in every single place where "whom" can be used or should be used... .while speaking....



thank you..!
 

rj1948

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Nowadays WHO is used instead of WHOM.
 
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Soup

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I've stopped using whom.
 

KBGold

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Dear Friends,

This is my first post in this forum. I think I reached at the place where I can learn a lot about English.

Could any body explain me the points mentioned in the question? I mean whait is meaning of formal writing or formal speaking?

Thanks,
KbGold
 

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Dear Friends,

This is my first post in this forum. I think I reached at the place where I can learn a lot about English.

Could any body explain me the points mentioned in the question? I mean whait is meaning of formal writing or formal speaking?

Thanks,
KbGold
Hi,

Every language has differents levels of use. Each occasion requires a different level.

The words, and the speech patterns we use while talking with friends at the pub are not the same we use while sitting for a job interview.

Job interview: formal
Pub drinking: informal/slang
 

michelle-88

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I always read it & use it everywhere

because my teachers prevent us from using any informal word :-(
 

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These messages are written by whom and read by whom?
do this sentence include any errror?
 

ayachi

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thanks very much for the efforts you 've been making to achieve a perfect English.
 

MR SOLIMAN

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yes like you ...
I myself avoid using whom in either formal or informal situations except when it comes after a preposition.
 

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I use it more in writing, less in speech. It is true that now more people use "who" instead of "whom".
 

Teia

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Hi!

I use whom whenever it is necessary and required. In my country, English language exams are taken seriously and we are supposed to use this pronoun correctly ; we always have to know and demonstrate the difference between who and whom.
 

Eden Darien

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I used to use whom whenever it's possible in communication. But I don't think that if you use who instead of whom it means you are using slang. Am I right?
Because nowadays people kept chasing time, so they want to speak economically and quickly by any means.

If you are a non-native speaker, it's better to keep using whom instead of who, or else we might get confused... Just my opinion though ;-)
 

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I use it in formal writing and speech.

Hello, I'm 'The French,

I prefer use the word 'that' it's more easy.

What is the difference between which and whom?

Thank.:?:
 

Omania

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" This is the girl whom i met last night"

is the usgae of ( whom ) in the above sentence is correct..?

thanks :)
 
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