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    Default Mr.Anderson (whom) Trinity fell in love with

    I think 1 is the normal way of saying, but someone made 2. I think the reason why 2 doesn't work is that it's not talking about a specific Mr.Anderson - not a definite relative pronoun- and what else?

    34)Combine the two sentences using a relative pronoun.
    Mr.Anderson was a computer programmer.+ Trinity fell in love with him,
    =>1.Mr.Anderson was a computer programmer (whom) Trinity fell in love with,
    =>2. Mr.Anderson (whom) Trinity fell in love with was a computer programmer.
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    I really think the South Korean government should award me a pension for dealing with this crap. Why, oh why, do they insist on mining the very bottom of the AmE usage tank?

    You will live to be a million before you hear =>2.

    Americans who really wanted to use =>1 would almost always say who rather than whom. But then, hardly any of them would ever choose to say it. What's grammatically wrong with "Trinity fell in love with Mr Anderson, a computer programmer"? I understand the dissonance between Mr and fell in love with, which is just further evidence of how ridonculous this question is.

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    Default Re: Mr.Anderson (whom) Trinity fell in love with

    I'm sorry I don't get it. Maybe it's because of my lack of understanding. I'd like to know for sure why 2 doesn't work.

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    Default Re: Mr.Anderson (whom) Trinity fell in love with

    We could have:

    The Mr Anderson with whom Trinity fell in love with was a computer programmer.
    Mr Anderson, with whom Trinity fell in love, was a computer programmer.
    The Mr Anderson (who/that) Trinity fell in love with was a computer programmer.
    Mr Anderson, with whom Trinity fell in love, was a computer programmer.
    Mr.Anderson, who Trinity fell in love with, was a computer programmer.

    Probus's suggestion is more natural than all of these.
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    Default Re: Mr.Anderson (whom) Trinity fell in love with

    I think 5j perfectly satisfied what I expected. It's the matter of non-restrictive or restrictive(definite) usage of relative pronouns. I got it now!!!

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