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    Are these sentences correct:
    1-The man the murder of whom took place here was a doctor. (Instead of "whose murder")
    2-The car I dented the door of is over there.
    3-The car of which I dented the door is over there.
    4-The man I have seen the sister of is here.
    (Instead of "whose sister I have seen")

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    Re: possessive

    Quote Originally Posted by FW
    Are these sentences correct:
    1-The man the murder of whom took place here was a doctor. (Instead of "whose murder")
    2-The car I dented the door of is over there.
    3-The car of which I dented the door is over there.
    4-The man I have seen the sister of is here.
    (Instead of "whose sister I have seen")
    I think those sentences are grammatically correct, but they are awkward and unnatural.

    Try:
    1. The man who was murdered here was a doctor.
    2. The car that I dented the door of is over there.
    3. The car that I dented the door of is over there.
    4. The man whose sister I have seen is here.

    (Sentence 2 is the most natural sentence.)

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