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To whom should I address the letter?

To who should I address the letter?

Which one is correct or which one do you use?

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  1. To whom should I address the letter?
  2. Whom should I address the letter to?
  3. Who should I address the letter to?

All these example sentences are correct. And the following sentence is wrong.

To who should I address the letter? (Incorrect)

"who" should be used in the subject position in a sentence, while "whom" should be used in the object position, and also after a preposition. For example:

  1. Who made this decision? [here, who is the subject of the sentence]
  2. Whom do you think we should support? [here, whom is the object of support]
  3. To whom do you wish to speak? [here, whom is following the preposition to]
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    For #3, I'd probably say: "Who should I address the letter to?" Whether that's "proper grammar" or not may be up for debate, but that's still how I'd probably phrase it in most conversations. – J.R. Mar 27 '14 at 9:30
  • I also don't think adding a preposition at the end of the sentence is incorrect. But considering the wide range of debate over that matter I refrained myself from saying anything like that, or else I was actually planning to add that usage at the end of my answer. – Man_From_India Mar 27 '14 at 9:33
  • I wasn't referring to the adding of a preposition at the end. I'm just not sure if that addition of a preposition means the correct word would be whom instead of who. No matter – I'd still say "who", even if that wasn't strictly correct. – J.R. Mar 27 '14 at 10:02
  • Who knows it exactly? I do not want any doubt. – nima Mar 27 '14 at 14:37
  • :) What is your doubt? You should always trust a native speaker. And I am not one :) But I can try to clear your doubt. And here there is no contradiction in any of the above replies or comments. – Man_From_India Mar 27 '14 at 14:44

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