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    whom and who

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    Can one use who and whom in this sentence

    Of greater concern, it would be his return to see the psychiatrist who/whom she has already seen.

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    Re: whom and who

    The pronouns are confusing me.

    his return to see the psychiatrist who/whom she has already seen

    Is that just a typo? Or are there three people, "him" "her" and the psychiatrist.

    Another correction: Of greater concern would be...

    Anyway, to answer your question, the correct word is "whom" -- he (or she?) has seen the psychiatrist, so the psychiatrist is the direct object. However, you'll see people use "who" there.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: whom and who

    Of greater concern, it would be his return to see the psychiatrist whom she has already seen.

    Delete ', it'.
    who for subject
    whom for object

    not a teacher

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    Re: whom and who

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hi

    Can one use who and whom in this sentence

    Of greater concern, it would be his return to see the psychiatrist who/whom she has already seen.
    You might also like to do a search for 'whom' (Search button is above). This has been a very common question lately.

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