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IS IT CORRECT TO REDUCE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE AND WHY DO WE REDUCE
1.THE MAN WHOM YOU SEE IS MY FATHER.
2.THE MAN YOU SEE IS MY FATHER.
In a defining relative clause such as:
The man whom/who/that you see is my father,
it is acceptable and, in speech, common to omit the relative pronoun when that pronoun is the object of the verb in that clause.
It is not possible when the relative pronoun is the subject of the verb (#1, below), or when the clause is non-defining (#2):
1. The man who is sitting on the bench over there is my father.
2. That tall man, who(m) we can all see clearly now, is my father.