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    Who or Whom?

    Dear teacher,

    I came across this sentence where I could not decide whether is should be 'who' or 'whom'. The sentence reads, 'The daughter actually seems to take after her mother, who/whom are told had a tough time in her marriage.'

    Now, it appears to me that in this case I cannot use the 'her (=whom)/she (= who)' test on this sentence. But is 'who' or 'whom' correct here?

    Best,
    Søren

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    Re: Who or Whom?

    Do you mean '... who had a tough time in her marriage'?

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    Re: Who or Whom?

    I think you have missed some commas and a word. I assume you mean "... who, we are told, had a tough time in her marriage".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Who or Whom?

    Is it correct to use 'whom' in '... of whom we have been told a story about the tough time in her marriage'?

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    Last edited by Matthew Wai; 06-Feb-2015 at 11:10.

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    Re: Who or Whom?

    Yes.

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    Re: Who or Whom?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I think you have missed some commas and a word. I assume you mean "... who, we are told, had a tough time in her marriage".
    It could also be a garbled form of who is said to have had a rough time in her marriage.

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