General Writing and Grammar Help/who/whom


QUESTION: I am not sure if I should use who or whom in the following sentence.
"According to the Endocrinologist who/m she visited last week, the patient does not have a thyroid problem."

Thanks for your help, and I will appreciate an explanation to your answer.

ANSWER: It is an incorrect sentence to begin with. Correct sentence structure:

"According to the Endocrinologist who visited last week, the patient does not have a thyroid problem."

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QUESTION: It is the patient who visited the endocrinologist. Which one (who/m) would you place in front of 'she'?

It is not really correct with either one in this sentence structure because it is segmented.

You would have to say:

She visited an Endocrinologist last week and was told that she does not have a thyroid problem.

Who= subject (he/she

Whom= object (him/her)

If you insist on your original sentence, you would use "who."

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