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    sweetdryad is offline Newbie
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    Default Relative Pronoun

    I was wondering if there was a case in which "of whom" could be used where the prepositional phrase is taken off the end of the sentence and placed before whom.


    For example something like:
    This is John of whom Kim is taking care.


    This sentence could be written as:
    This is John whom Kim is taking care of.
    which sounds more correct, but is the first example grammatically correct?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Relative Pronoun

    The first sentence is grammatically correct, but not natural. It is much more clear the second way, because "take care of" is understood as a phrase.

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