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The files which I captured, describing about relative pronoun.
Now, I want to know why in the sentence she (the teacher) used : The boys who you saw are my nephews ?!
we must use "whom" instead of "who"
Because "saw " is a transitive verb and "boys" is direct object so I think the sentence have to be : The boys whom you saw are my nephews.
Strict grammarians insist on 'whom' here.
In real life, you'll hear native speakers (including teachers) (and me) say 'who' or 'that' so often that it's regarded as standard.
If in doubt, leave out the relative pronoun:
'The boys you saw are my nephews'.
Also answered here.
Last edited by Rover_KE; 14-Sep-2014 at 08:40.