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Sometimes I wish to know what each person in a group of people did, or where each person went, or which book goes where. Is it correct to say,

  • Who went where?
  • Who did what?
  • Who told whom?
  • Which book goes where?

If not, what is the grammatical way of framing such questions?

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It's perfectly all right. There can be many interrogatives in a question, but only one can be the first interrogative, signalling the question. The others remain in place. –  John Lawler May 20 '13 at 15:43
    
'Who wrote what on whose what?' appears famously in 1066 and All That - this is stretching things a little far. –  Edwin Ashworth May 20 '13 at 18:27
    
The following appears here on EL&U for the very first time: "Who did what to whom--and where and when and how and why?" The words in quotation marks summarize neatly what a professor of Criminology 101 might say to his class of detective wannabies on the first day of class! –  rhetorician May 21 '13 at 13:00
    
Haha. Thanks for the comments everyone. That settles a major doubt of mine. –  Enigman May 21 '13 at 20:13
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up vote 2 down vote accepted

All four are grammatically correct.

The comments are good here, but I wish people would put answers in the answers section because the question remains unanswered even though the OP has the answer(s) in the comments!

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Good point about answers and comments. The moderators have told me in the past that my questions are more like comments! To each his or her own. –  fuzzyanalysis Jul 30 '13 at 3:12
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