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    subhajit123 is offline Banned
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    Unhappy most of whom /which

    'Whom' or 'which': Which one should I use in the following sentences?

    1- There were 10 postmen, most of whom/which wore hats.

    2- There were 300 students in our school, Of whom/which 300 were girls and the rest are boys.

    3- There are 2 dogs in the show, Of which/whom one is black and the other is white.
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    Re: most of whom /which

    Use whom for people and which for non-humans.

    Your punctuation of 2 and 3 is wrong.

    See if you can spot another mistake in #2.

    Try again.

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    Re: most of whom /which

    Please look at them again. Are they correct now?Can I use whom for animals in the third sentence?
    Last edited by subhajit123; 01-Sep-2017 at 19:03. Reason: Deleting quote.

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    Re: most of whom /which

    Quote Originally Posted by subhajit123 View Post
    Please look at them again. Are they correct now? Can I use 'whom' for animals in the third sentence?
    They are not correct. Commas are not followed by capital letters.

    Check the numbers in #2, and the verb tenses.

    Do you think dogs are people?

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    Re: most of whom /which

    There's a capitalization error in sentences 2 and 3.

    Please don't edit the original post again (because it makes the thread hard to understand); instead, post corrected sentences in a reply to this post.
    I am not a teacher.

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