General Writing and Grammar Help/use of "whom"

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Question
"Dear Ted,

Would you please help me with the following sentence:
“Whom are you having lunch with?”

Is this a correct sentence?  Is it acceptable to separate the object “whom” from the preposition “with”?  

For some reason,  I keep thinking that this sentence is incorrect, but I cannot figure out why it would be.

Thank you so much.  

Very Sincerely,

Rich"

Answer
Dear Rich:

This question also appears to be a repeat.

The correct wording is this:  With whom are you having lunch?

Read the information on this page and then take the test!

http://www.grammarbook.com/grammar/whoVwhom.asp


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