Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2008 09:57 am
1. Nearly 100 victims had lodged complaints against Maurice, who/whom investigators have said, had practised beauty treatment illegally since 1995.

2. In June, Zhong produced as his new evidence a woman who/whom he said had worked with him in the same hospital.

Which is the correct pronoun in each case? I think it should be 'who', but the journalist used 'whom'.

Many thanks.
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Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2008 10:13 am
Welcome to A2K, tanguatlay. It has been awhile since I taught grammar as such, but I do believe that you are correct in saying that "who" is the right answer. In this case, I believe the pronoun WHO is the subject of the dependent clause.
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Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2008 01:39 pm
Who for the first and whom for the second, but who am I to tell?
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Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2008 01:44 pm
Definitely who in both cases since the word functions as the subject of the respective clauses ("Maurice had practised beauty treatment illegally"; "she had worked with him in the same hospital").
Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2008 11:05 pm
Many thanks, Letty and Shapeless.

Sorry, Gus, since I think yoo've given me the wrong answer to the second question, I think I don't have to thank you.
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