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# Presenters at the seminar, one who is blind, will

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Presenters at the seminar, one who is blind, will demonstrate adaptive equipment that allows visually impaired people to use computers.
(A) one who
(B) one of them who
(C) and one of them who
(D) one of whom
(E) one of which

Please explain!!! I am totally confused between the usage of WHOM and WHO in this particular SC!!!
To me, the choice "B" looks so beautiful and so correct!! Is that correct?
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12 Apr 2007, 01:11
Answer should be D- one of whom

Note the difference between the subjective personal pronouns (pronouns that performs an action) and the objective personal pronouns (pronouns that receive an action. who is subjective pronoun and whom is objective pronoun.

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12 Apr 2007, 01:20
Amardeep Sharma wrote:
Answer should be D- one of whom

Note the difference between the subjective personal pronouns (pronouns that performs an action) and the objective personal pronouns (pronouns that receive an action. who is subjective pronoun and whom is objective pronoun.

regards,

Amardeep

OKAY I understand, but what's the mistake in "C"? C seems correct!!! at least to hear!!
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13 Apr 2007, 01:35
msingh wrote:
B vs D. I picked up B. what's wrong in that ??

B is unnecessarily lengthy.

C has same problem and "and" in C is not needed.

Hence, D is the appropriate answer.
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13 Apr 2007, 02:57
Amardeep gave good explanation.

Intuitively:

use "who" in relation to "she" or "they" - i.e. subjective case pronoun
use "whom" in relation to "her" or "them" - i.e. objective case pronoun

"C" is too wordy

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13 Apr 2007, 03:27
Agree with Amrdeep. Just one more question.
What makes "one of ___" object pronoun ?? "one of ____" would be representing one of the presenters, so ist'nt it a subject of the sentense ??
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13 Apr 2007, 03:43
msingh wrote:
Agree with Amrdeep. Just one more question.
What makes "one of ___" object pronoun ?? "one of ____" would be representing one of the presenters, so ist'nt it a subject of the sentense ??

"whom" is referring to a subject, therefore it is objective pronoun - i.e. "whom" by itself is not a subject
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14 Apr 2007, 06:24
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Presenters at the seminar, one who is blind, will demonstrate adaptive equipment that allows visually impaired people to use computers.
(A) one who
(B) one of them who
(C) and one of them who
(D) one of whom
(E) one of which

Please explain!!! I am totally confused between the usage of WHOM and WHO in this particular SC!!!
To me, the choice "B" looks so beautiful and so correct!! Is that correct?

The underlined part of the sentence is preceded by a comma. So it has to be a clause. Since the information is not essential it is a non-restrictive clause. Therefore "one of" is required.
That eliminates A and C
Clause by definition is a one/compound subject+verb
That eliminates B and C
"Which" is used for things.
So E is out.

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