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Rule "who (whom)"

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Description: who (whom)
Message: In a formal text, use \2, not '\2'.
Category: Style (ID: STYLE)
Link: https://languagetool.org/insights/post/who-vs-whom/
Tags: [picky]
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • Her mother, in who she confided, said it wasn't easy for her.
    Correction suggestion: whom
  • After they found out in who she confided, they told the police.
    Correction suggestion: whom
  • After they found out who she confided in, they told the police.
    Correction suggestion: whom
  • Depending on who you like more...
    Correction suggestion: whom
  • Your victim could be the workmate with who you shared a sandwich from your lunchbox.
    Correction suggestion: whom
  • ... they are not obligated to purchase from who they sold to, and vice-versa.
    Correction suggestion: whom
  • Growers must always be allowed to do business with whoever they wish.
    Correction suggestion: whomever
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Her mother, in whom she confided, said it wasn't easy for her.
  • I didn't know the performer, but eventually found out who she was.
  • A search for who we are.
  • As for who I am, you wouldn't believe me if I told you.
  • They are different and they are important because of who they are.
  • Love yourself for who you are.
  • Just remember, the universe reflects back to you who you really think you are.
  • I eventually found out who they met.
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ID: WHO_WHOM [4]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-05-26 22:33:06 +0200)