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# Elderly patients, many who take expensive brand-name medications daily

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Can you please explain why is 'whom' used here when it is clearly the subject of 'many....daily'?

I didn't get your question. Who/whom is supposed to represent the people under elderly patients, elderly patients is already a subject, so using another subject substitute is useless.
Hence Who is wrong

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lovikansal wrote:
Can you please explain why is 'whom' used here when it is clearly the subject of 'many....daily'?

I didn't get your question. Who/whom is supposed to represent the people under elderly patients, elderly patients is already a subject, so using another subject substitute is useless.
Hence Who is wrong

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Maybe I am thinking in the wrong direction, but this is what I think:
many who take expensive brand-name medications daily, is a modifier which modifies Elderly patients. In the modifying phrase, Many who is the subject. So, using 'whom' incorrectly implies that the 'object' is doing something.
Hence, I think 'who' should be used here.

After seeing the answer, I am confused!
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Bunuel wrote:
Elderly patients, many who take expensive brand-name medications daily, could reduce their medical costs by switching to generic drugs and making lifestyle changes.

(A) many who
(B) many of them who
(C) and many of them who
(D) many of whom
(E) many of which

Can you please provide an explanation.daagh
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lovikansal wrote:
yashikaaggarwal wrote:
lovikansal wrote:
Can you please explain why is 'whom' used here when it is clearly the subject of 'many....daily'?

I didn't get your question. Who/whom is supposed to represent the people under elderly patients, elderly patients is already a subject, so using another subject substitute is useless.
Hence Who is wrong

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Maybe I am thinking in the wrong direction, but this is what I think:
many who take expensive brand-name medications daily, is a modifier which modifies Elderly patients. In the modifying phrase, Many who is the subject. So, using 'whom' incorrectly implies that the 'object' is doing something.
Hence, I think 'who' should be used here.

After seeing the answer, I am confused!

I don't think modifier have a separate subject. Modifier the elaborate the closest noun. Here Many of Whom is explaining the trait of elderly patients.
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Bunuel wrote:
Elderly patients, many who take expensive brand-name medications daily, could reduce their medical costs by switching to generic drugs and making lifestyle changes.

(A) many who
(B) many of them who
(C) and many of them who
(D) many of whom
(E) many of which

Can you please provide an explanation.daagh

Unfortunately, we don't have Daagh sir among us. I believe generis could help us.

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Here's a summary of the reply from Bunuel in another post that helped me understand the who/whom situation.

There's 2 reasons we use whom instead of who.

1. the person is the object rather than the subject of the sentence (as we all know)

2.A preposition appears between the noun and the relative clause that modifies it. In this case 'of' is the preposition that comes in between the noun and the relative clause.
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Elderly patients, many who take expensive brand-name medications daily, could reduce their medical costs by switching to generic drugs and making lifestyle changes.

(A) many who
(B) many of them who
(C) and many of them who
(D) many of whom
(E) many of which
I thought the answer to this is B. Please tell me why I got it wrong?
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Substitute who with "they" in ABC and whom with "them" in D. Only D makes sense.
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why is B wrong here ?

Bunuel , Request you to please post an explanation for the answer
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Bunuel wrote:
Elderly patients, many who take expensive brand-name medications daily, could reduce their medical costs by switching to generic drugs and making lifestyle changes.

(A) many who
(B) many of them who
(C) and many of them who
(D) many of whom
(E) many of which

When in doubt, try this simple trick: If you can replace the word with “he”' or “'she,” use who. If you can replace it with “him” or “her,” use whom. Who should be used to refer to the subject of a sentence. Whom should be used to refer to the object of a verb or preposition.
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