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who/whom

Who is used as a subject;whom is used as an object.


The new staff member is an experienced field geologistwho is familiar with the Mt. Isastratification.

The new staff member, whom the projectdirector knows, is an experienced field geologist familiar withthe Mt. Isa stratification. [Whom is the objectof director knows.]


See also the discussion of Pronoun Case.

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