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    Default Questions about the Sentence

    The LPI examiners are aware that writing in perfectt English idiom is not an easy task for students whom English is a second or third language.

    I think that "whom" should be replaced by "whose". What do you guys think?

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    Default Re: Questions about the Sentence

    Hello Adios (por así decirlo),

    Unfortunately the sentence isn't entirely grammatical or idiomatic as it stands. It should be:

    1. The LPI examiners are aware that writing perfectly idiomatic English is not an easy task for students for whom English is a second or third language.

    Your suggested version (with "whose") is ingenious and not incorrect; though it would probably sound a little awkward to most native speakers.

    All the best,
    MrP

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