Can I say Mr. Smith is a teacher that I really like. OR Mr. Smith is a teacher whom I really like.

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  • Yes, with ascriptive predicative complements like the one in your example, the relativised element is mormally non-wh. In other words, do not use "who(m). – BillJ Aug 16 '17 at 19:09

both are correct, since "that" can also be used for persons

you can also say "Mr. Smith is the teacher I really like", removing "that/whom" and it would still be correct.

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