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    to free from whom

    The man to free from whom she led the struggle.


    Rule of a thumb says that we should use reflexive pronoun after noun.However in the above sentence 'man' is the noun and the pronoun 'whom' qualifies it. Would you please explain it to me and is the above sentence correct in the first place?


    P.S- I would appreciate if you correct grammatical mistakes if any in my post.

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    #2

    Re: to free from whom

    I'm afraid your sentence makes no sense.

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    #3

    Re: to free from whom

    Here I want to mean that someone(xyz) led a struggle to free himself/ herself from the clutches of some man.

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    #4

    Re: to free from whom

    'The man from whom she struggled to free herself'
    Does this phrase make sense?

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    #5

    Re: to free from whom

    Might be, is my OP altogether incorrect?

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    #6

    Re: to free from whom

    What about-

    The man, to attain freedom from whom, he led struggle.

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    #7

    Re: to free from whom

    Do you mean 'he struggled for freedom from the man's clutches'?

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    #8

    Re: to free from whom

    Quote Originally Posted by Sera sera View Post
    I want to mean that someone(xyz) led a struggle to free himself/ herself from the clutches of some man.


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


    "Mona struggled to free herself from James's influence."

    The man from whom Mona struggled to free herself was, everyone agreed, a handsome devil!

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    #9

    Re: to free from whom

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    'The man from whom she struggled to free herself'
    Does this phrase make sense?
    Yes, it does.

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    Re: to free from whom

    Quote Originally Posted by Sera sera View Post
    What about-

    The man, to attain freedom from whom, he led struggle.
    This doesn't work for me.

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