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Just want to check the Grammer on this sentence:

"What do you have that can not be taken away by whom it is given?"

What I am trying to say is everything you have can be taken away by the person who give it to you.

Can anyone tell me if I said it right with the first sentence please?
Thanks
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Random.

I'll give it my best shot:

"What do you have that could not be taken away by whomever gave it?"

I could be wrong but here's my note on that:

"Could" is possibly a better word because it implies either/or.

When you say "by whom it is given" this means that the "whom" is who it was given to, not who gave. You're trying to play with a passive a bit too much, and it makes the sentence a bit awkward.
Edited by eskunu on 4/3/2013 2:45 PM PDT
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