General Writing and Grammar Help/use of whom

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Dear Ted,

Can you please tell me if the following sentences are equally correct in terms of grammar (not in terms of style):

With whom have you consulted?

Whom have you consulted?

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Rich

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Dear Rich:

Can you please tell me if the following sentences are equally correct in terms of grammar (not in terms of style):

With whom have you consulted?

Whom have you consulted?

CORRECT -- in both grammar AND style.  The only difference is that some people prefer using the preposition "with."    [Some people like direct objects and some people like objects of prepositions.  We have different tastes.]

Rich, I believe you have mastered the difference between WHO and WHOM.  It's interesting, because I just answered another WHO/WHOM question from a lady who is just starting to understand the difference!

Ted

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Ted Nesbitt

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I am the bibliographic instruction and reference librarian at a public college. Some members of the English department recommend me to their students. I offer assistance in grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and paragraph development. My master`s thesis concerns William Faulkner`s tragic novels. I formerly taught advanced placement English at two schools in the Philadelphia area.

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B. A. and M. A in English; MSIS in Library & Information Sciences; graduate study in philosophy

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