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Suppose we have the following relative clause:

Have you seen those people whom we met on holiday?

Is it correct to add a pronoun and change it in the following way?

Have you seen those people whom we met them on holiday?

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  • I don't particularly see this as grammatically correct; it also reads awkwardly. – user84460 Oct 31 '18 at 15:31
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    I think such usages might have been idiomatic a couple of centuries ago. I also think including the referent them as per the example is something that typically happens in Romance languages (Spanish, French,...). But I know it's not valid in current English. – FumbleFingers Oct 31 '18 at 15:35
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    No: the relative clause already has "whom" as object of "met", so we can't add another one! – BillJ Oct 31 '18 at 19:33
  • Thanks I got it. Please write this as an answer so I can mark this question answered. 😊 – a.toraby Oct 31 '18 at 19:38
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Who/whom is a pronoun. It does not make sense to add another pronoun.

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  • additionally, it sounds quite "repelling" – virolino Feb 18 '19 at 13:13

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