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    #1

    Smile Both are smoking, Both of whom ,or whom.

    Hello everyone,

    I would like to know which one sounds natural:


    1) I have two sisters, both of whom smoke.
    2) I have two sisters, who smokes.

    And when we must use both of whom.
    I wish I had better English, but I work hard to improve it. I'm studying for IGCSE, so I'm only interested in BrE.

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    Re: Both are smoking, Both of whom ,or whom.

    Quote Originally Posted by saloom2 View Post

    I would like to know which one sounds natural:


    1) I have two sisters, both of whom smoke. Correct.
    2) I have two sisters, who both smoke.
    Rover

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    Re: Both are smoking, Both of whom ,or whom.

    What does "I have two sisters, who smokes." mean?
    I wish I had better English, but I work hard to improve it. I'm studying for IGCSE, so I'm only interested in BrE.

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    #4

    Re: Both are smoking, Both of whom ,or whom.

    It's an ungrammatical sentence.

    You could say 'I have two sisters who smoke'.

    Rover

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