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## who vs whom question

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who vs whom question Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:17 pm
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The board of trustees was pleased to announce that among the speakers chosen for this year's seminars there are a number of artists, including one that is an industrial designer.

A) among the speakers chosen for this year's seminars there are a number of artists, including one that is an industrial designer

B) the speakers at this year's seminars include a number of artists, one of whom is an industrial designer.

C) the speakers at this year's seminars include a number of artists, and one who is an industrial designer.

D)among the speakers at this year's seminars there are a number of artists, one who is an industrial designer.

E) Among the speakers at this year's seminars are a number of artists, including one which is an industrial designer.

The correct answer is B , why not C.

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Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:02 pm
The problem with C is the wrong structure and it changes the meaning. It says as if there were two categories of speakers - artists and industrial designer. Moreover the artists are the objects of the sentence and whom should be the right usage as it is available in B.

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Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:30 pm
The board of trustees was pleased to announce that among the speakers chosen for this year's seminars there are a number of artists, including one that is an industrial designer.

A) among the speakers chosen for this year's seminars there are a number of artists, including one that is an industrial designer

B) the speakers at this year's seminars include a number of artists, one of whom is an industrial designer.

C) the speakers at this year's seminars include a number of artists, and one who is an industrial designer.

D)among the speakers at this year's seminars there are a number of artists, one who is an industrial designer.

E) Among the speakers at this year's seminars are a number of artists, including one which is an industrial designer.

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Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:55 pm
When the modifying noun is an object of the sentence, then WHOM need to be used.

As in B, you can see

modifying noun - industrial engineer....and it is the object of the sentence..

Ref: Manhattan Strategy

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Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:18 am
IMO: B

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