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We use whose in relative clauses instead of his/her/their. Whose is used mostly for people.

e.g.: What's the name of the man whose car you borrowed.

Whom is possible instead of who when it is the object of the verb in the relative clause. 

e.g.: The woman whom I wanted to see was away on holiday.

You can also use whom with a preposition.

e.g.: The woman with whom he fell in love left him after a few weeks.

We can use where in a relative clause to talk about a place. 

e.g.: I recently went back to the town where I was born.

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