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I have many friends most of which are blond.

One of my colleagues says the sentence is correct with "most of which" but as far as I learned "most of whom" is used for people. Can you please tell me if I'm wrong. Thank you.
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KilimanjaroI have many friends most of which are blond.

One of my colleagues says the sentence is correct with "most of which" but as far as I learned "most of whom" is used for people. Can you please tell me if I'm wrong. Thank you.
I always use 'who/whom' when referring to people. Technically, 'which' is correct, but I abhore it.
I agree with Philip in that I would use "who" to refer to people... I don't quite approach the level of "abhoring" it, though. Emotion: smile

However, when you refer to a group, etc., the "which/that" is a little more acceptable to me than when you refer to an individual.
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Grammar GeekI agree with Philip in that I would use "who" to refer to people... I don't quite approach the level of "abhoring" it,though. Emotion: smile

However, when you refer to a group, etc., the "which/that" is a little more acceptable to me than when you refer to an individual.

I just find it dehumanizing, that's all. Have a Happy Ho-Ho!
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Kilimanjaro
I have many friends most of which are blond.

One of my colleagues says the sentence is correct with "most of which" but as far as I learned "most of whom" is used for people. Can you please tell me if I'm wrong. Thank you.
You're right. It should be "I have many friends most of whom are blond."
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Philip
Kilimanjaro
I have many friends most of which are blond.

One of my colleagues says the sentence is correct with "most of which" but as far as I learned "most of whom" is used for people. Can you please tell me if I'm wrong. Thank you.

I always use 'who/whom' when referring to people. Technically, 'which' is correct, but I abhore it.
Hi Philip

I'm surprised to read that, technically, 'most of which' is correct. I was taught that when we're referring to people, 'who' or 'whom' should be used. Hence, to me, the sentence should read: I have many friends most of whom are blond.





Hi All,

Neither "whom" nor "which" is correct in this sentence. It is "most of who." In most cases, if the word after your who/whom choice is a verb or an adverb, as is the case here, you want a "who." This sentence also must have a comma before "most."

I have many friends, most of who are blond.

I know it sounds a little weird. But that is because most of the population uses "whom" here even though it is incorrect, and we've become accustomed to hearing it. Take out the quantity of friends who are blond ("most"), and you have a simplified cheat sheet: I have many friends who are blond.

Carol
I don't think you're right.

Most is the subject, not whom.

Whom is the object of the preopositon, so the objective case is needed.
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