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since it is used to start a sub clause is it who or whom?

See example:

The next weeks and even months went by in a blur, but this day marked my transition to adulthood and changed who I was forever.
asked Oct 06 '13 at 17:25 Julie Worster New member

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'Who' is correct. You are using it with a form of the verb 'to be'.  This linking verb uses the nominative case on either side of the verb.

I would put commas around the phrase 'and even months'. This gives a slight pause and treats it as a parenthetical expression.  If you were to remove 'even', the commas wouldn't be needed.

 

The next weeks, and even months, went by in a blur, but this day marked my transition to adulthood and changed who I was forever.

link answered Oct 06 '13 at 17:32 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

but isn't the word who really acting as an indirect object in the subordiate clause, who I was forever, so wouldn't it be whom??

Julie WorsterOct 06 '13 at 17:58

never mind I get it now... it can't be an indirect object because the verb is a to be ....gotcha thanks!

Julie WorsterOct 06 '13 at 18:19

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