In the following sentence

Mr. Trump referred to Mr. Modi as a “true friend”, and a “tremendously successful leader”, who he credited with India’s progress.

I think whom should be used.


The grammatically correct answer is whom since Mr Modi is the object of the sentence.

You should use who when the pronoun refers to the subject.

You can see that by rephrasing the second part of the sentence as

Mr Trump credited him with India’s progress.

Please see Who or Whom? Easy Ways to Remember.

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