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John's nephews, one who is deaf, are tall, strong and hot-tempered. A

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Re: John's nephews, one who is deaf, are tall, strong and hot-tempered. A  [#permalink]

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John's nephews, one who is deaf, are tall, strong and hot-tempered.

A. one who

The relative clause one who is deaf describes the noun immediately before it, namely, nephews. However, nephews is a plural noun, and the relative clause is singular, relating to one nephew only.

What helps us identify this question as a Relative Clause question as well as identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign: who, which, that, whose, whom



B. one of which

This answer choice is grammtically incorrect. The relative pronoun which can only describe non-humans whereas nephews are humans.

What helps us identify this question as a Relative Clause question as well as identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign: who, which, that, whose, whom



C. one of whom

CIRRECT


D. one of them who

When deliberating between the relative pronouns who and whom, who is the default choice, and we use whom instead in one of two cases:

    1. A preposition appears between the noun and the relative clause that modifies it.

    2. The noun that the relative clause modifies is not the subject of the relative clause, but rather its object.


In this sentence, the preposition of makes us choose whom over who.

What helps us identify this question as a Relative Clause question as well as identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign: who, which, that, whose, whom



E. one whom

The relative clause one whom is deaf describes the noun immediately before it, namely, nephews. However, nephews is a plural noun, and the relative clause is singular, relating to one nephew only.

What helps us identify this question as a Relative Clause question as well as identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign: who, which, that, whose, whom

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John's nephews, one who is deaf, are tall, strong, and hot-tempered.
FACT 1-> Only deaf nephew is singled out. It should be one out of all.
FACT 2-> which refers to an object and not a person. It has to be whom.
FACT 3-> one of them who is deaf is a right option, but it is incomplete as comma is changing the subject altogether.

My answer is C

A. one who
B. one of which

C. one of whom
D. one of them who
E. one whom
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Answer: Option C


John's nephews, one who is deaf, are tall, strong and hot-tempered.

A. one who
=> "Nephews" is plural, "one who" is referring to a single person.
=> The sentence is trying to tell about "one of the nephews", so this option incorrect in meaning as well.


B. one of which
=> "which" is used for things or animals, usually

C. one of whom
=> this option correctly refers to "one of the nephews" by using correct relative pronoun, "whom"

D. one of them who
=> While the usage of "one of them" is correct but adding "who" at the end makes it redundant and wordy.

E. one whom
=> "Nephews" is plural, "one who" is referring to a single person.
=> The sentence is trying to tell about one of the nephews, so this is incorrect in meaning as well.
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My answer is (C). It took me 13 seconds.

(A) "One who" is not grammatically correct.
(B) "One of which" only works if the antecedent is an inanimate object or animal.
(D) "Them" should be deleted.
(E) "One whom" is not grammatically correct.
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John's nephews, one who is deaf, are tall, strong and hot-tempered. - Main sentence is dyed with blue color.
one who is deaf: is a dependent clause.
"one who" emphasizes one of John's nephews.

A. one who: incorrect because initial sentence uses 2 pronoun, one and who, without connection.
B. one of which: incorrect because which is used to infer things. Nephews is a human.
C. one of whom: correct
D. one of them who: incorrect because initial sentence uses 2 pronoun, one of them and who, without connection.
E. one whom: incorrect because initial sentence uses 2 pronoun, one and whom, without connection.
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John's nephews, one who is deaf, are tall, strong and hot-tempered.

John's Nephews are tall, strong and hot tempered
out who: incorrect who is first person.

out of his nephews one is deaf

A. one who the preposition of is important to show distinction from the lot
B. one of which which cannot be used to refer to a person
C. one of whom Correct whom refers to Nephews
D. one of them who No antecedent for who
E. one whom the preposition of is important to show distinction from the lot

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Option C

(A) One who is wrong.
(B) which works only for object, 'Who' is required for a person.
(D) Them.
(E) whom is incorrect.
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