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  1. Anonymous
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    Can one say: "the man I know the brother of " instead of "the man whose brother I know".
    How about: "the man I saw the picture of" istead of "the man whose picture I saw".

  2. gwendolinest
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    Quote Originally Posted by ervand
    Can one say: "the man I know the brother of " instead of "the man whose brother I know".
    How about: "the man I saw the picture of" istead of "the man whose picture I saw".
    I’d say no. If you can use “whose”, you must use “whose”. Only when you can’t rephrase with “whose” can you use phrases in this way – eg:

    The man I spoke to my brother of …

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