For example, is this sentence correct?

“If your friend isn’t reliable, he/she can use the things which your friend knows about you against you.”

  • I don't think it is really necessary... – Cascabel Oct 19 '20 at 17:52
  • Does 'he/she' have an antecedent in a previous sentence? If not, why is there a reversion to 'your friend'? – Edwin Ashworth Oct 19 '20 at 18:21
  • Which can be used as a relative pronoun when it is subject or object, or even object of preposition. It can refer to any thing (though not any person), including abstract things like clauses. – John Lawler Oct 19 '20 at 18:48
  • Yes: "which" is object of "knows". – BillJ Oct 20 '20 at 14:35

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