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The X of which vs. with an X that

Is there is any guideline to decide which of the following structures is preferred in written American English in scientific papers? The sentences below are just some examples. Example 1: Structure 1: ...
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"whose" vs "who/that + possessive" [closed]

A man that his kids want to call 'daddy.' Apparently this sequence is correct. Would it remain so adding on object pronoun, ...call him 'daddy'? However, substituting whose for that + possessive ...
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Relative pronoun "whose"

Tait's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 3, page 637 reads If he start game on one man's lands, and pursue it to those of another, ...it is neither the property of the man on whose lands it started, nor of ...
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Do need a comma before "whose"?

Do I need a comma before "whose" in this sentence: John was a wonderful son, brother, uncle and friend whose charming personality made a mark on everyone who met him.
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Meaning of 'it would be hard to overstate' [closed]

What does "it would be hard to overstate" refer to in the following sentence? What is the meaning of that phrase? Plato also, of course, portrays Socrates as a dauntless man of principle who ...
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What does 'whose' mean in this sentence?

Nimzowitsch did not write a simple handbook of opening lines, but a manual of chess. The opinions, ideas, and generalisations that he describes gave rise to a true revolution, whose consequences we ...
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"Whose" but not in reference to humans [duplicate]

I want to write "Hall thrusters are propulsion devices whose power spans from 0.1 to 20 kW." I am not sure about "whose" part, because it feels like it's supposed to be used only when talking about ...
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“They are…” vs. “these are...” when answering the question" Whose xxx are these? [closed]

When people ask me: "Whose xx are these"? Which one should I use to answer them: "They are...." "These are..."? Which one is grammatically correct?
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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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most of whose was from

Oxford Modern English Grammar (OMEG) by Bas Aarts has these passages on page 52: ... ... ... ... Sentence (40) is apparently taken from an Independent article "How Tuna Conquered ...
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Whose content or which content

"A pertinent way to analyze this broad phenomenon is to subdivide its analysis in three sections which content is partly based on the updated findings...". Until this passage, I was 100% sure that in ...
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Correlative Significance of "Whose" [closed]

Does "whose" correlate with a noun or a possesive determiner? For example: "Whose dog is that?" "That's Johnny's dog." This would imply that "whose" correlates with "Johnny's" or that "whose dog" ...
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Whose sunshine do you belong to? [closed]

Are these sentences grammatically correct? They are translated from Thai song lyrics. Whose sunshine do you belong to? Who is your sunflower?
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Possessive of "which" [duplicate]

Is it possible to use whose as the possessive form of which? Based on classic films -- whose screenplays were mostly dramatic -- Bordwell exposed his theory of the hero. Is that correct?
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Which one of these is correct sentence if there are any?

We're having a discussion about which of these three sentences is the correct one. The context is about chocolates. That's what's going to be sticked in mouth. So, here are the sentences. 1) Tag ...
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Correct usage of "whose"?

I was wondering if it is correct to repeat "whose" after "and"? More precisely, assume I want do describe an object, say a chair of width 50cm and height 1 meter. Then which of the following is ...
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the position of "of which"

**The car, the wheel of which was broken, crashed into a tree. The car of which the wheel broken crashed into a street The bungalows of which the roofs are leaking ought to... The bungalows the ...
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What kind of structure with a relative pronoun is this?

As Lord Esher once noted, ‘Any proposition the result of which would be to show that the common law of England is wholly unreasonable and unjust cannot be part of the common law of England.’ Would ...
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What is the correct one Whose , Who or Which [closed]

Q)Fill in each gap with an appropriate word from the list : -The writer ....... novels were translated into many languages won the Nobel Prize. Choices : a)whose b)who c)which
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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 + article

Why does 'whose' no longer precede an article? If 'whose' is equivalent to 'of which', it should be allowed to, should it not ?
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Relative clause with "whose": is it misplaced?

I just read the following sentence in a short-biography: "Peter was born in England in 1982, whose parents were from Japan and India." I think that the use of the relative pronoun "...
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Word being modified by whose

I came across the following sentence: Kiran is Kishore's uncle, whose paternal grandfather has only two children. I am not clear which person whose is referring to - Kiran or Kishore and why?
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Can “whose” refer to inanimate objects? [duplicate]

I was baffled while using this sentence: I went into some blog site whose sole purpose. . . . My question is about whose. Is it correct to use it there?
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Can “whose” refer to a first-person subject in the third person?

This question came from a friend. It is from a college entrance exam for non-native English speakers. Link the following sentences with "whose": I was a small kid. My classmates laughed at ...
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Proper way to handle plurals with “whose”

I came up (re)phrasing a question like this: What's so special about directories whose name begins with a dot? But now, I'm wondering whether this is the correct handling of plurals or not. Should ...
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