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    #1

    Who/Whom correction

    Hi

    Can someone please correct the following sentence; I usually don't have an issue with who/whom but I'm not sure which one to use in this instance:

    "We are currently accepting new patients and cosmetic treatment is something you can discuss with one of our dentists, who will be happy to advise you further."

    Many thanks

    PS: sorry to ask but it's causing me such a headache!

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    Re: Who/Whom correction

    I would use 'who' because it is not the object.

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    Re: Who/Whom correction

    We are currently accepting new patients and cosmetic treatment is something you can discuss with one of our dentists, who will be happy to advise you further.

    You are cramming too many things into one sentence.

    How about:
    We are currently accepting new patients. If you wish to find out more about cosmetic treatment, feel free to talk to one of our dentists who will be happy to advice you further.

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    Re: Who/Whom correction

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

    Hello, Colgate:

    I have found that simplifying a sentence often makes it easier to analyze.

    As the other posters have said, only "who" is possible there: "You can discuss it with one of our dentists, who will be happy to advise you."

    On the other hand: "You can discuss it with one of our dentists, all of whom will be happy to advise you."

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