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Two men were arrested in connection with the fire, one of whom was charged with arson and sentenced to 18 months' detention.


Is this example still a fragment if you change it to them instead of whom?

Two men were arrested in connection with the fire. One of them was charged with murder.

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Two men were arrested in connection with the fire, one of whom was charged with arson and sentenced to 18 months' detention. This is fine as written. Neither part is a fragment.


Two men were arrested in connection with the fire. One of them was charged with murder. This is fine as written.

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panda blue 483Is this example still a fragment if you change it to them instead of whom?

There is no fragment. Your grammar is fine throughout. In fact what you have done is one way of checking whether "whom" is grammatical.

By the way, in the US you don't get sentenced until after you are convicted.