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    "that" and "whom"

    Hi

    I am wondering in this sentence - can one use "who" instead of that

    He said he knew many people that had expertise in preparing taxes and he got advice from them

    Can i reword this sentence - He said he knew many people who had expertise in preparing taxes and from whom he got advice.

    thank you

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    Re: "that" and "whom"

    Yes, you can, but although I prefer "who" instead of "that" for people, I don't find your rewrite at the end of the sentence to improve its readability.

    ... and he got advice from them is easier to follow.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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