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    Who or whom?

    To those who offered thanks and encouragement . . .

    To those whom offered thanks and encouragement. . .

    He offered thanks and encouragement. That would be who.

    Thanks and encouragement were offered by him. That would be whom.

    So which is it?

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    Re: Who or whom?

    Simple rule
    Use who if it functions as a subject.
    Use whom if it functions as an object.

    To those who offered thanks and encouragement . . .
    The object of the preposition to is the entire noun clause, those who offered thanks and encouragement, and who is the subject of that clause. It's the subject of the verb offered.
    To those whom offered thanks and encouragement . . .
    Learn more about who v. whom here, who/whom

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