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I saw the woman whom you said lived next door.
I saw the woman who you said lived next door.

We rarely use whom in modern English. We still use it after prepositions to, by, with, after, on etc. For example, The girl to whom you were speaking is Nigerian. We prefer to avoid this nowadays by changing the order of the sentence: The girl you were speaking to is Nigerian. You can also use that in
place of who: The girl that you were speaking to is Nigerian.

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His laughing at her was what made her angry.
Him laughing at her was what made her angry.

When we use an -ing verb as a noun. the preceding noun or pronoun must be possessive.

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The window of her room is open.
Her room's window is open.

With inanimate objects we usually use the of structure. The door of the car. The leg of the table. The surface of the water. With the names of places and organisations we can use either: London's streets = The streets of London. Italy's climate. = The climate of Italy. The school's main office = The main office
of the school.

However, we do say: a day's work, a night's rest, a week's holiday, a pound's worth, etc., especially with similar measures of time.

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The reason is that I believe it.
The reason is because I believe it.

The word reason denotes cause, therefore the reason is because is repetition. The correct idiom is the reason is that ...

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It's the best which I've seen.
It's the best that I've seen.

Use the relative that (not who, whom, or which) after a superlative. It can, however, be omitted.

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