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    relative pronoun

    Can anybody please anwer my question?

    I interviewed two women both of who are married.
    I interviewed two women both of whom are married.

    Which one is correct? Thanks.

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    Re: relative pronoun

    Quote Originally Posted by Bookmark View Post
    1. I interviewed two women, both of who are married.
    2. I interviewed two women, both of whom are married.
    Some people consider only #2 to be correct, You will often hear #1, and it will not upset many.

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    #3

    Re: relative pronoun

    Please notice the commas that 5jj inserted in your original sentences.
    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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    #4

    Re: relative pronoun

    Quote Originally Posted by Bookmark View Post
    Can anybody please anwer my question?

    I interviewed two women both of who are married.
    I interviewed two women both of whom are married.

    Which one is correct? Thanks.

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, Bookmark:

    (1) The two language professionals have given you the answer.

    (2) I am sure that you already know it, but just in case you have

    forgotten, "good" English requires the objective form (whom)

    after a preposition, such as "of."

    (3) I believe that we could analyze your sentence like this:

    I interviewed two women. Both are married.

    I interviewed two women. Both of the two women are married.

    I interviewed two women, both of whom ["whom" = the two women]

    are married.


    Sincerely,


    James

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    Re: relative pronoun

    So it is "both of whom."
    Thank you very much everybody.

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