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Who(m) does that car belong to?


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Re: Double-Question Sentence! #16 (permalink) Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:34 am   Re: Double-Question Sentence!
 

In my opinion it should read thus:

Excuse me but shouldn't you say to whom that car belongs?
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Who(m) does that car belong to? #17 (permalink) Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:07 am   Who(m) does that car belong to?
 

Hi T H Lawrence,

If you simplify the sentence by removing the first phrase and just leaving the opinion of what should (or shouldn't) be said, you are left with these:
'To whom does that car belong?'
'To whom that car belongs?'

Set out like that, it should be easy for someone as adept at the language as you are to see that the first is correct.
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Double-Question in a single sentence! #18 (permalink) Wed Jun 29, 2011 16:27 pm   Double-Question in a single sentence!
 

Thank you, Bev. By the way, I see that our Alan and Torsten are silent on my posts these days. Could you answer my posts on "MEDIA - singular or plural or both?" and on "Do the comma and the relative pronoun make the difference in number?"?
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Who(m) does that car belong to? #19 (permalink) Wed Jun 29, 2011 18:15 pm   Who(m) does that car belong to?
 

Please provide links, though I cannot promise to look. I don't see every post written these days. I don't have time to look through them all.
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TWO NEW POSTS #20 (permalink) Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:34 am   TWO NEW POSTS
 

Beeesneees wrote:
Please provide links, though I cannot promise to look. I don't see every post written these days. I don't have time to look through them all.

Okay, thank you; here it goes, Bev:

http://www.english-test.net/forum/ftopic77798.html

http://www.english-test.net/forum/ftopic77569.html
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