a girl whom I often play tennis with

Ocham

Senior Member
Japanese
Hi, everyone
I know, I know, in hundreds of threads of this kind the same theme
has been discussed, but I really want to make it clear just in the
following sentence:

1 Mary is the girl whom I often play tennis with.
2 Mary is the girl who I often play tennis with.
3 Mary is the girl I often play tennis with.
4 Mary is the girl with whom I often play tennis.

Please tell me again how each sentence sounds to you in either
colloquial speech or writing.
 
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  • Brioche

    Senior Member
    Australia English
    Sentences 2 and 3 are normal speech.

    You may encounter 4 in writing, or in careful speech.

    Sentence 1 is the least likely to be used.
     
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