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  • 1/8/2008 at 12:44 pm

    A more reasonable sentence using this construction would be like:
    “People whom my father knows eat radishes.”

    The relative clause here (“whom my father knows”) doesn’t actually need to be introduced by “whom”, and omitting it doesn’t change the meaning of the sentence. See:
    “People my father knows eat radishes.”

    If you omit “whom” you’ve used the “zero relative pronoun” to introduce your restrictive relative clause. It’s a fine construction, nothing incorrect about it.


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