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    'who' or 'whom'

    Please correct the sentence for me:

    The new office can accommodate up to 1000 associates, most of who/whom will be locally hired.

    Which is preferable here, 'who' or 'whom' and why?

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    Re: 'who' or 'whom'

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Please correct the sentence for me:

    The new office can accommodate up to 1000 associates, most of who/whom will be locally hired.

    Which is preferable here, 'who' or 'whom' and why?

    Thanks
    Im pretty sure its "most of whom" owing to it being a non-defyining relative clause with subject ("most")

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    In my opinion that "whom" is owning to non-relarive clause with "most".


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    Re: 'who' or 'whom'

    Mind if I correct your spelling, guys?

    Defining

    Relative

    What is non-relative?

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    Re: 'who' or 'whom'

    Most of whom.
    He's the man with whom I arrived
    He's the man who I arrived with.
    Whom did you see??
    "whom" is more formal than "who", and almost always you'll hear "who".
    "whom" replaces "who" when it's a direct object or after a preposition. With "who" the preposition goes at the end of the sentence.

    Hope it helps. If I'm wrong or anyone wants to add something... DO IT!!!! please. jejeje.

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    Re: 'who' or 'whom'

    Let's make this simpler: It comes right after the preposition "of."

    Immediately after a preposition is one of the few places you'll see the word "whom" used naturally these days.

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    Re: 'who' or 'whom'

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Let's make this simpler: It comes right after the preposition "of."

    Immediately after a preposition is one of the few places you'll see the word "whom" used naturally these days.

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    [NOT A TEACHER]

    The more formal of us will use it after prepositions such as with, by, in, for, to, of, etc.

    Even the OED says "whom" no longer common in colloquial speech. I know I don't hear it very often.

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    Re: 'who' or 'whom'

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    Mind if I correct your spelling, guys?

    Defining

    Relative

    What is non-relative?
    [student of CELTA]

    Thanks for the correction. It was just a typo.
    Non-defining relative clause is: Non-defining Relative Clauses - Glossary Definition - UsingEnglish.com

    "whom" is a relative pronoun.

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    Re: 'who' or 'whom'

    Quote Originally Posted by militroncho View Post
    Most of whom.
    He's the man with whom I arrived
    He's the man who I arrived with.
    Whom did you see??
    "whom" is more formal than "who", and almost always you'll hear "who".
    "whom" replaces "who" when it's a direct object or after a preposition. With "who" the preposition goes at the end of the sentence.

    Hope it helps. If I'm wrong or anyone wants to add something... DO IT!!!! please. jejeje.
    [student of CELTA]

    Overall, it is, what you say, correrct, although your glossary is not exact.
    "Whom" is no more formal than the other one. It relates to whether the non-defining or defining relative clause contain an subject. In American English you may sometimes notice using a subject clause (clause consiting of a subject) with "who". Its grammatically incorect then, but tolerable. Note: In defining clauses the pronoun can be left out, of course.

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