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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## Winners of the crafts prize, three who are ceramists, will ##### This topic has 1 member reply ### Top Member ## Winners of the crafts prize, three who are ceramists, will ## Timer 00:00 ## Your Answer A B C D E ## Global Stats Difficult Winners of the crafts prize, three who are ceramists, will display their work to the general public in a forum that will include demonstrations of crafting techniques. A. three who B. three of which C. three that D. three of whom E. three which OA D Source: Princeton Review ### Top Member Legendary Member Joined 02 Mar 2018 Posted: 1039 messages Followed by: 2 members Between "who" and "whom": "WHO" is the subject and can be replaced with "he, they" while "WHOM" is the object can be replaced with "him, them". So, our subject "three", we need an object to show that out of all winner, three of them are ceramists. Since the underlined phrase "three who" of the sentence checks whether the phrase is used correctly. In this case, the phrase ''three'', which is idiomatically incorrect because the preposition of is required to create the correct idiomatic structure, three of whom. This is considered idiomatic error, so therefore, eliminate option A and look for any obvious repeaters. Option C and E are obvious repeaters because they also omit the preposition "of". So also they stand elimination. Now, evaluating the two options left; for option B, the usage of the preposition "OF" with "WHICH" in this contest is wrong. "OF" should be used with WHO/WHOM. Therefore, option D leave us with no choice than the correct option. OPTION A - INCORRECT:- The idiom is incorrectly written as WHO OPTION B - INCORRECT:- This option incorrectly uses the pronoun "which" to refer to people. Pronoun Agreement OPTION C - INCORRECT:- The idiom of whom is incorrectly written as that. OPTION D - CORRECT:- Correct choice as it validate the explanation above OPTION E - INCORRECT:- The idiom of 'whom' is incorrectly written as which • Get 300+ Practice Questions 25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Trial & Practice Exam BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Award-winning private GMAT tutoring Register now and save up to$200

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