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    Default About relative pronoun.

    1. I have 3 dogs, two of which I really like.

    2. I met 2 girls, each of who is pretty.


    Are these sentences grammatically correct?

    and can I replace 'which' with 'that'?

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    Default Re: About relative pronoun.

    Both of the sentences are grammatically correct. However, I would advise you not to replace "which" with "that." If you must use "that" in a sentence, then you can re-write it, so it would like this:

    I have three dogs, but only two that I really like.

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    Default Re: About relative pronoun.

    Not a teacher.

    I'd use "both" for two girls, not "each." Unless you were saying something like "each of which has a dog" to distinguish that there are two dogs. Saying "both have a dog" could mean they jointly own one dog.

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    Default Re: About relative pronoun.

    I suggest "each of whom" or "both of whom" (good advice on the difference), not "of who."

    While "whom" isn't used nearly as much as it used it be, it is still used right after a preposition.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: About relative pronoun.

    So many people would look on each of who as an error. When directly after a proposition, I would advise using whom- this is a case when it's not just the grammar police who say it's wrong.

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    Default Re: About relative pronoun.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I suggest "each of whom" or "both of whom" (good advice on the difference), not "of who."

    While "whom" isn't used nearly as much as it used it (to?) be, it is still used right after a preposition.

    I met two girls, each of whom is pretty.
    I met two girls, both of whom is pretty.

    is is correct but is is incorrect, isn't it? Shouldn't is be "are"?

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    Default Re: About relative pronoun.

    Quote Originally Posted by AmerikaMagyar View Post
    I met two girls, each of whom is pretty.
    I met two girls, both of whom is pretty.

    is is correct but is is incorrect, isn't it? Shouldn't is be "are"?
    each = singular = is
    both = plural = are

    "...both of whom are pretty".

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