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In June, 1981, six teenagers in the village of Medjugorje,

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In June, 1981, six teenagers in the village of Medjugorje, Yugoslavia, claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, who they say has continued to appear to them over the ensuing years.

(A) claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, who
(B) claimed to have visions of the Virgin Mary, whom
(C) claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, whom
(D) claimed to have visions of the Virgin Mary, who
(E) had claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, whom
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New post 05 Jan 2005, 09:23
A seems the best to me.

'Whom' is incorrectly used, so all the choices using 'whom' can be eliminated.

'have had visions' is better than 'have visions' because they had the visions before making the claims.
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New post 05 Jan 2005, 09:33
Check this out, good explanation from Paul

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... medjugorje
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New post 05 Jan 2005, 09:36
thats indeed a good explanation. thanks Praveen.
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Pardon me folks if i am missing something here, but plsease show me where the preference for who over whom is explained. thanks.
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Folaa3 wrote:
Pardon me folks if i am missing something here, but plsease show me where the preference for who over whom is explained. thanks.

http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/pronouns.htm#who
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New post 05 Jan 2005, 19:51
need present perfect tense, so we need a have + past participle (had, in this case)

To decide who or whom, we can use a object pronoun test by asking:

who appeared ? she (virgin mary) appeared --> that's right
and not
whom appeared? her (virgin mary) appeared --> completely wrong, even by ear

So we choose who, and present pefect, A is the answer.
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Thanks Paul and ywildred. 8-)
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Yes, it is a good explanation. Even the OA, 'A', supports it.
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