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    Using "whom of which"

    I was writing an email that said "I’ll also be in a room full of absolute strangers… who are YOUR co-workers, and whom of which might not get my humor… soooooooooooooo… lol."

    Is using "whom of which" ok, as I am relating to a group of people? I know "all of whom" would be more correct, but.... Thank you.

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    Re: Using "whom of which"

    It's wrong, as "get" is a verb, so you need "who" not "whom."

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    Re: Using "whom of which"

    Ok. But "who" is more singular. "Whom" is describing the whole group. As one single group. Right?

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    Re: Using "whom of which"

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    Ok. But "who" is more singular. "Whom" is describing the whole group. As one single group. Right?
    Absolutely not. Try googling an explanation of the difference.

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    Re: Using "whom of which"

    Well both are singular, but to say "who of which" would be more incorrect.

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    Re: Using "whom of which"

    Quote Originally Posted by nygs View Post
    Well both are singular, but to say "who of which" would be more incorrect.
    I may be missing something, but it doesn't seem correct to me at all. "Who" would be fine; "of which" is unnecessary and doesn't make sense to me.

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    Re: Using "whom of which"

    Quote Originally Posted by nygs View Post
    Ok. But "who" is more singular. "Whom" is describing the whole group. As one single group. Right?
    No- who is used for the subject (and often for the object) case, and whom is only used for the object- it's not a question of singular and plural.

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    Re: Using "whom of which"

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    No- who is used for the subject (and often for the object) case, and whom is only used for the object- it's not a question of singular and plural.
    Agreed. But whom is referring to the "group" or the "object". I'm seeing now that the "of which" part was unneccesary. But still, I'm not seeing how it's gramatically incorrect either way.

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    Re: Using "whom of which"

    Quote Originally Posted by nygs View Post
    Well both are singular, but to say "who of which" would be more incorrect.
    The word 'who' is followed by a singular verb, but it can refer to more than one person.

    Who wants a cake? Jenny and Paul,... Peter... Who/Anybody else?
    Who fought alongside British troops at Waterloo? The Prussians.


    You are right in saying 'who of which' is not correct. I think that konungursvia was suggesting that the sentence should read ... a room full of absolute strangers… who are YOUR co-workers, and whomof which might not get ...

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    Re: Using "whom of which"

    Quote Originally Posted by nygs View Post
    Agreed. But whom is referring to the "group" or the "object". I'm seeing now that the "of which" part was unneccesary. But still, I'm not seeing how it's gramatically incorrect either way.
    What do you want "of which" to mean in your sentence? I'm simply unable to interpret it.

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