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Please carbon-copy the supervisor to whom you report.
That is the girl with whom I share an intimate relationship.
That is the organization of which I am a member.
That was the individual against whom the charges were levied.
That was the task to which you were assigned.
The men, four of whom are ill, were indicted for fraud.
The cats, four of which were removed from the animal shelter, received tetanus shots.
I don't believe we use whom for cats because they are not human.
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You are right about not using "whom" for cats.
I know that I can also say, "My success is due to my many friends," But I wanted to know if the above sentence was correct.
victoCan I also say, "My success is due to my friends, of whom I have many."Yes. Again, this feels rather formal.
That is the company with which I am employed.
That is a task for which you are responsible.
victoCan I say:Yes. As before, these sentences are more for written English than for conversation.
victoThat was the task to which you were assigned.This one doesn't work. You are assigned a task, not assigned TO a task.
That was the TEAM to which you were assigned.
You were the person to whom the TASK was assigned.
Grammar GeekHmm. I'm afraid I don't agree with you there, GG.victoThat was the task to which you were assigned.This one doesn't work.
I guess you could say "I've assigned Peter and Marge to this task" but that doesn't seem nearly as natural as "I've assigned this task to Peter and Marge, who will work together to get it done."
You may be assigned to a project or a team, but I wouldn't say you were assigned to a task.
You would? Regional variation?