Who have you played chess with recently? / With whom have you played chess recently?

sunnyweather

Senior Member
Polish
Hello,

I'd like to ask you if these two questions are correct.

Who have you played chess with recently?

With whom have you played chess recently?

I think both of them are correct but the latter is more formal. Am I right?
 
  • e2efour

    Senior Member
    UK English
    They are both grammatical, but the first sounds much more idiomatic to me. Grammar is not everything. :)

    To put it another way, With whom have you ... sounds as if the person is making an extra effort to sound "correct". It's not wrong, but most people don't speak like that.
     
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