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    Default The usage of "of which"

    It was a truth of which I had for some time been conscious that a figure with a good deal of frontage was, as one might say, almost never a public institution.

    In the upper sentence, I don't know why the writer used 'of which' to give information about a' truuth'. I can't separate this sentence into two sentences like the follwing.


    This is the book of which the cover is yellow.

    = This is the book + The cover of it is yellow.

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    Default Re: The usage of "of which"

    I had been conscious of a truth for some time.

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