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prince
Posted: Monday, April 15, 2019 1:53:47 PM
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I don't know who you are talking about vs Whom you are talking about?



Please advise

Thank you

Prince
thar
Posted: Monday, April 15, 2019 2:37:13 PM

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Technically

you are talking about him

so if if follows that pattern it should be whom.

But

Most people don't use 'whom' if it is not immediately after a preposition.
eg
I don't know who you are talking about


A few people follow the grammar pattern for an object case personal pronoun, and say
I don't know whom you are talking about


A few people talk in a way that follows the arbitrary (Latin) rule not to end a sentence with a preposition
I don't know about whom you are talking.

When it comes to writing - that will depend on the policy - natural English (who) or English which is correct according to a few teachings (whom).

Whom is not wrong, but sounds unnatural to most people.

Who is more natural, but some people consider it wrong.

So - your choice!
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