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Duplicate of:
Is the word 'whose' referring to an inanimate object correct in this sentence?
Usage of “whose” not referring to a person.
Referring to some attribute of an inanimate object — use “who's”?
What is the possessive form of “what”?
Other ways of saying “whichs”
Possessive “that's”
'Which', 'whose' or something else?

Today I wanted to say something like

A camera whose wires go through the wall.

but it sounded funny. Whose to my ear only applies to people, and perhaps animals.

Is there a single word I can use in its place? I can say something like "A camera that has wires..." but I just wondered why another word didn't come readily to mind — or perhaps more accurately, I wondered why I wanted to use whose with the camera!

Bonus: what is the grammatical name for the word whose in this sentence? What part of speech is it?

merged by RegDwigнt Apr 30 '12 at 8:55

This question was merged with Can “whose” refer to an inanimate object? because it is an exact duplicate of that question.