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For a piece I'm working on, there's a sentence I'm having doubts about. It involves the use of whomever/whoever. Could you please tell me if while writing this sentence I should use whomever or whoever?

All of us knew that whoever they chose needed to have both creativity and courage. (Should I choose "whomever" here since "whomever" is the object of "chose", as in they chose him or her?)

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All of us knew that who(m)ever they chose needed to have both creativity and courage.

In traditional grammar accusative "whom/whomever" is correct since it is the object of the verb "chose".

But in most constructions, it is losing ground to nominative "who/whoever".

In formal situations, I would stick with the accusative, but elsewhere the nominative is fine.

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