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  1. Newbie
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    • Join Date: May 2012
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    #1

    Is this right?

    I'll copy a paragraph from news source:
    "This new global engagement has not always been popular with member-state citizenry, many of whom who saw the missions in Afghanistan and Libya as wars of choice rather than of necessity, ones that cost nations in blood and treasure and put unwanted strains on national budgets during a global financial crisis".
    My question is the use of 'whom' and 'who' next to each other.....I've never seen that before....

  2. 5jj's Avatar
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    #2

    Re: Is this right?

    It is incorrect in that sentence - it should not be there.

  3. BrunaBC's Avatar
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    #3

    Re: Is this right?

    It's not correct.

    Who refers to the subject. Ex: Who are those people?

    Whom refers to the object. Ex: The people to whom I talked are my friends.

    Regards!

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