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Oleg Shevaldyshevadded a note 7 месяцев назад

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Please advise - "to who?" or "to whom?"...

Context - "To who / to whom should the report be submitted?"

I realize there may be differences between British and American English...

Many thanks in advance!

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Thomas Simonadded a comment 7 месяцев назад

It is ....To whom should the report be submitted....?

Oleg Shevaldyshevadded a comment 7 месяцев назад

many thanks Thomas!
is your perspective British or American?

Oleg Shevaldyshevadded a comment 7 месяцев назад

I will have a global audience with the majority of Americans

Татьяна Межоваadded a comment 7 месяцев назад

it is the same in modern english. who is conversational mostly, whom is a bit oudated but is used mostly in written form

Thomas Simonadded a comment 7 месяцев назад

Yeah you are right. " to whom ".....is often used in written form. thanks for insights.

Tatiana Gerasimenkoadded a comment 7 месяцев назад

Почему-то я думала Who should the report be submitted to? Или даже Who is the report (supposed) to be submitted to?

Улий 🐝added a comment 7 месяцев назад

In this case, there are no differences between American and British English, but rather a matter of usage. In both languages, the use of “whom“ is limited to very formal situations. As Tatiana correctly suggested, it would be most common to hear “who should the report to be submitted to?“ In modern English.

Thomas Simonadded a comment 7 месяцев назад

...the useof Whom is rare among american.....I think it is more british.

Thomas Simonadded a comment 7 месяцев назад

Улий ....you balanced!

Thomas Simonadded a comment 7 месяцев назад

great

Tatiana Gerasimenkoadded a comment 7 месяцев назад

Thomas, если вы это адресуете Улию, то он и есть американец...

Thomas Simonadded a comment 7 месяцев назад

I addressed to Oleg Shevaldyshev

Улий 🐝added a comment 7 месяцев назад

I WAS ADDRESSING Oleg... 😉

Thomas Simonadded a comment 7 месяцев назад

Thanks!

Улий 🐝added a comment 7 месяцев назад

👍🏼

Oleg Shevaldyshevadded a comment 7 месяцев назад

many thanks All!
the reason why I'm asking is that because I won't use the full sentence on the slides but rather a list of questions, including "who?" (should submit the report) and "to who/whom?"; all other "wh" questions will be there too

Oleg Shevaldyshevadded a comment 7 месяцев назад

so the questions will be on the slides and I will be voicing them too

Thomas Simonadded a comment 7 месяцев назад

You are welcome Oleg Shevaldyshev!!!

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