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    Relative clause

    Recently a friend of mine said this: "Those who think they know everything are annoying to us who do". Now, instinctively, I sense that something is off with the last part and the proper use would be "... to those of us who do" or simply "... those who do", but I can't explain why exactly we can't use an object pronoun before a relative clause. I've looked through my books and I can't seem to find the right answer.

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    Re: Relative clause

    Welcome to the forum, Vigor.

    All three versions are correct. The third is different in that the speaker does not include him/herself.

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    Re: Relative clause

    The speaker doesn't exclude him/herself by the third version either.

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