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Sorry I am not a native English speaker but in an English language country.

My colleague was singing and just to kid her I said:

Whom you are singing for

(I wanted to say to her, for who she is singing this song) but I'm not sure if my use was correct or not.

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    "Whom are you singing for?" would more clearly ask a question, whereas your wording is declarative instead of inquisitive. "For whom are you singing?" would be equally correct, with a slightly different emphasis. – Pieter Geerkens Jul 29 '13 at 4:54
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    Read the answers to this question: What's the rule for using "who" and "whom" correctly? – Mari-Lou A Jul 29 '13 at 5:13
  • Whom are you singing for? is neither good colloquial English nor good formal written English. Nobody uses whom unless they are impersonating someone important, and nobody doing that would ever strand a preposition. – John Lawler Jul 29 '13 at 16:58