Microsoft Word wants to change this "whom" to "who" -- but wouldn't that be wrong!?

She previously saw another physician in the practice whom she describes as a “terrible doctor.”

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    It seems right as it is to me. MS Word is really dumb sometimes... – millman97 Dec 8 '17 at 16:19
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    @millman97: MS Word is simply reflecting the fact that native speakers are increasingly discarding whom in favour of who in such contexts. There might still be a few die-hards (such as yourself! :) defending the "accusative/dative" form, but all the evidence suggests they're fighting a rear-guard action on this one. – FumbleFingers Dec 8 '17 at 16:32
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    @FumbleFingers No, that's not true. It's reflecting the fact that it doesn't do an actual parse of your grammar. – tchrist Dec 8 '17 at 16:38
  • @tchrist♦: I've no idea whether or to what extent Word "parses" text - I'd be quite prepared to believe it suggests the change purely on the basis of how the whom/who ratio has changed over centuries. Whatever - if OP and millman97 want to say who is "wrong" in the cited context, they're entitled to their opinion, but the tide of linguistic history is definitely moving against them. – FumbleFingers Dec 8 '17 at 16:47

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