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    hi just a quick question does anyone know what the difference between the relative pronouns who(m) and that. Using examples would be good so i may be able to understand it a little better. Thankyou

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    Try here first, Relative Pronouns: Defining vs. Non-Defining and ESL Tips - The OWL at Purdue. Scroll down to ESL Tips on the Use of Relative Pronouns. If you have any questions, please let us know.

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    Yeah that site helped thanks. Just quickly if possible could you please send examples that would highlight when you would use who(m) and NOT that in a sentence. Thankyou

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    I'd use 'whom' directly after a preposition (To whom it may concern). I would only use it in something like 'the man whom I saw' in very formal usage.

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    Additionally, when the pronoun functions as a personal pronoun, use who:

    Ex: The teacher will choose who will be our class president.
    Ex: The teacher will choose that will be our class president.

    This is a good resource: Identifying relative pronouns

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