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I take pride in my ability to deliver a warm and friendly welcome to whomever I meet.

My reasoning is that I am doing the meeting and the object is merely being met, hence whomever.

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If you're asking if it's grammatical, it is. It is, however, a painfully formal way of putting it. Whoever is what most people, at least in the UK, would use. It's probably better still to avoid that particular word altogether and say something like:

I take pride in my ability to deliver a warm and friendly welcome to everyone I meet.

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This is a sentence from the opening text of a resume, hence the formality. Do you consider it overly formal? I use British English. – Ben Jan 31 '12 at 18:47
@BenAston: It's worse than formal. It sounds stilted and pretentious. I bet you don't normally speak like that. – Barrie England Jan 31 '12 at 18:53
Okay, thank you for your input. – Ben Jan 31 '12 at 18:55
Hmm, it's grammatically correct. It doesn't sound pretentious to me, just ... correct. I guess pretentiousness is in the ear of the beholder. – Jay Jan 31 '12 at 22:37

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