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    Hi!
    This is a sentence from my test:(find the sentence which has the same meaning as the original sentence)
    Rod Lee has won an Oscar.I know his sister.
    a.Rod Lee,of which sister I know,has won an Oscar.
    b.Rod Lee,whose sister I know,has won an Oscar.

    yeah,the correct answer is "b",I know this is a sentence contains non-restrictive relative clause,can I use "of which" instead of "whose" here?my teacher said I can't,but can you explain to me why not? Thanks for helping!!!
    Last edited by hector51; 19-Apr-2006 at 14:33.

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    Hello Hector

    No, you can't use "which", because Rod is a person.

    You can also use "of whom"; but it sounds very formal and stilted (i.e. I don't recommend that you use it):

    3. Rod Lee, the sister of whom I know, has won an Oscar.

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    Thanks for your clear reply,MrPedantic,now I now where my mistake is ,really appriciate your help !!!

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    It's my pleasure have a cheery Friday,

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