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ESL forum > Grammar and Linguistics > With who(m) or who... with?    

With who(m) or who... with?



SpyingEnglish
Portugal

With who(m) or who... with?
 

Can we say "With who did you stay?" is incorrect?

Since "whom" has become less common and is more formal, would native speakers really say that? Or would "Who did he stay with?" be the only right option?
 
Thanks for your help.

28 Feb 2012      



ascincoquinas
Portugal

Hi!

Try this link:

http://www.elearnenglishlanguage.com/difficulties/whowhom.html

28 Feb 2012     



yanogator
United States

As far as what we say, it ´s only "Who did you stay with?". we would never say (I hope I can speak for the vast majority of native speakers here) "With who did you stay?" If speaking formally, some would say "With whom did you stay?"
 
Bruce

29 Feb 2012     



Apodo
Australia

With who did you stay is denitely incorrect. It should be ´with whom ´ (objective case after the preposition with) With whom did you stay?
 
But as Bruce said this is very formal and sounds quite old fashioned to modern English speakers. Who did you stay with? is the usual way we say it.

29 Feb 2012     



SpyingEnglish
Portugal

Thanks a lot! I just wanted to "hear" it. :-)

29 Feb 2012