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Which is the correct sentence?

Match me only with people I kissed or people that I am following

or

Match me only with people I kissed or people who I am following

or

Match me only with people I kissed or people whom I am following

Or are they all wrong?

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    Welcome to ELU, loki. Any of the relative pronouns you give (or the zero RP) is allowable in your examples (though 'whom' tends to sound starchy nowadays). But omitting a RP before 'I kissed' and then including one sounds unbalanced and jarring. – Edwin Ashworth May 19 at 18:49
  • @EdwinAshworth thanks! So how I can rewrite it ? like this: Match me only with people I kissed or people I am following ? – loki May 19 at 18:54
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    Yes, or 'Match me only with people that I kissed or people that I am following.' – Edwin Ashworth May 19 at 18:56
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    The first and third are strictly correct, the second (with "who") although widely used, is viewed as grammatically incorrect by some people (because the "people" are the object, not the subject, of the verb "following"). – Tim Foster May 19 at 21:38
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    @Tim Foster Even Geoff Pullum has said that it's far better to sound natural than to obey antiquated rules. – Edwin Ashworth May 20 at 16:46
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These are correct.

Match me only with people I kissed or people that I am following

Match me only with people I kissed or people whom I am following

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