The use of "that of" I'm referring to has the following usage:

My work is similar to that of Jack.

Is there a single word to represent the "that of" part?

Note we have "thereof" for "of that" and "whereof" for "of which".


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Here is a half-word solution for that particular usage:

My work is similar to Jack's

It's also how I would communicate that message as a native speaker.

The origin sentence is rather awkward in common speech.

  • What if Jack is a really long thing? Such as "The state of Hawaii"?
    – xuhdev
    Apr 12, 2017 at 7:08

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