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Questions tagged [possessive-of-which]

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What does “Which of the many” mean?

What does "Which of the many" mean in the quote below? During the past 35 years, opinions on unemployment have significantly influenced our thoughts about the process of economic development in low-...
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Can a which-clause be used with another which in this sentence?

Apologies for the unclear title, but I wasn't sure how to phrase it. Situation Assume a table, on which lies an object, occupying half of the table. A hat is placed on the table. Question Which of ...
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Understanding the “which” [closed]

For the longest time, as I try to think a sentence, the word "which" always confuses me. Example: "I am British, which is the reason I can speak it so well." or "I am British, which it's the ...
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Possessive form of “which” [duplicate]

The possessive form of who is whose. What is the equivalent possessive form of which? which has the same purpose as who as a placeholder in a secondary sentence, with the difference that who is for ...
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which - identifying the correct noun when dealing with a possessive

I can't figure out the noun which is referring to in the sentence below, percentage or users, and thus don't know if the verb "amount to" should be plural or singular. 50 percent of internet users (...
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Three of which vs three of them?

Four pits have been unearthed, (three of which/three of them) contained gold I wasn't too sure which was which because I have heard "of which" in this type of context as well as "three of them" but I ...
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Which form or words is most appropriate “referred to” or to which reference is made"?

In a legal document I am stuck with choosing between the following expressions "to which reference is made" or "referred to" as in the following sentence: A copy of the relevant part of each of the ...
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Correct use of which in nested sentence

I looked at several related questions (here or here) but still am not sure if this is a correct way to use which: Papers were only kept for the review which explicitly discussed or applied the ...
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Which is linked to “which”?

I am puzzled by a sentence: A is a function of B, which depends on C. My question is: Which depends on C, A or B?
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Relative clause “both dynamic and stative examples of which”

I am simply interested in whether this sentence is in correct English. Especially, I am unsure about the use of the relative clause in italic. The specular reflexions of the glass beads, both ...
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position of antecedent in case of 'of which'

She had built a funeral temple on the walls of which she left behind a record of her reign. Can this sentence be changed as below? She had built a funeral temple of which she left behind a record ...
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Whose VS. which [duplicate]

I'm not a native english speaker (so forgive me for my poor language skills in general :) ) and I'm puzzled by this "whose / which / of which" issue. I have a sentence like this: "BLAA is a project ...
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whose | which ..? [duplicate]

Please help on constructing this sentence.. I have attached the report on the list of data tables which collations is not configured Or I have attached the report on the list of data tables ...
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What's the difference in meaning of the two sentences?

A good watchdog barks loudly when strangers come on your property, which gives you a feeling of security A good watchdog barks loudly when strangers come on your property which gives you a feeling of ...
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Can 'whose' be used for objects? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is the word 'whose' referring to an inanimate object correct in this sentence? Is there a more appropriate word? Basically I'm wondering if a sentence like this is ...
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Using “whose” with non-animate nouns [duplicate]

Duplicate: Is the word 'whose' referring to an inanimate object correct in this sentence? Possessive connecting word for inanimate object Usage of “whose” not referring to a person. ...
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possessive connecting word for inanimate object [duplicate]

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 ...
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Possessive “that's” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 'Which', 'whose' or something else? Is the use of "that's" correct in the sentence below? Imagine a frame with two sets of strings stretched across, making ...
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Can “whose” refer to an inanimate object?

We lit a fire whose fuel was old timber wood. Is the word whose referring to fire, an inanimate object, correct in this sentence? Or is there a more appropriate word?
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Usage of “whose” not referring to a person [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Referring to some attribute of an inanimate object — use “who's”? I noticed the use of "whose" in the following sentence I wrote does not refer to a person: ...
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What is the possessive form of “what”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 'Which', 'whose' or something else? First of all, I'm not a native speaker so I can't rely on my intuition in this specific case. For a very long time I was ...
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Other ways of saying whichs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 'Which', 'whose' or something else? Of course there isn't a word whichs (as far as I know), but I am talking about the possessive form of which. Sometimes I ...
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Using “who” for things (nonliving beings)

On an online typing tutor site I came across the following phrase: We're now going to move on to words who's first letter originates on the top row. Can "who" normally be used in this way (to ...
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'Which', 'whose' or something else?

I would appreciate your help phrasing the following: I am looking for elements which/whose/... size/sizes is/are relatively large.