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Hi teachers,

1. Shopi stores carry on average 6500 items of which 2500 fresh-food items and about 1000 private label products.

1a. Grammar book would give examples like "of which there are 2500 fresh-food items and about 1000 private label products." Would you tell me why there is no 'there are' in the sentence?

2. Prodirest has some 40,000 customers in the commercial restuarant and catering (restaurants, schools and military) sectors, to whom it offers around 7000 products of which it guarantees the sanitary quality using stringent control methods.

2a. Does "it" mean "Prodirest"?

2b. Does "to whom" mean "Prodirest offers around 7000 products to commerical restuarant and catering sectors which have 40,000 customers"?

2c. Is that correct to use "which it" or "where it"? I don't understand "whom"?

Thank you so much.

Tinanam
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1a. Would you tell me why there is no 'there are' in the sentence?-- It is a mistake on the part of the writer and editor.

2a. Does "it" mean "Prodirest"?-- Yes

2b. Does "to whom" mean "Prodirest offers around 7000 products to commerical restuarant and catering sectors which have 40,000 customers"?-- Strictly, 'whom' = 'some 40,000 customers'.

2c. Is that correct to use "which it" or "where it"? I don't understand "whom"?-- Customers are people, hence 'whom'.
Hi Mister Micawber,

Thank you very much.

It's not "for whom", "with whom", it is "to whom" in the sentence, is the structure "to whom it offers" in relation to "it offers to some 40,000 customers"?

Tinanam
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I mentioned nothing about 'with' or 'for'. I was referring to the given text.
Hi Mister Micawber,

I'm sorry I miswrote the question. I have difficulty expressing my question.

Why is it "to" with "whom", and not "for+whom", "from + whom", "at " or "for+whom"? (That is how I understand: The hotel at which I stayed.)

Thank you.

Tinanam
Ah. It is as you said:

The structure "to whom it offers" is in relation to "it offers to some 40,000 customers".
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Hi teachers,

Thank you for your help.

Tinanam