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    Are these sentences correct:
    1-The student the present for whom was a book is my brother.
    2-The student, the present for whom was a book, is my brother.
    3-The student the present given to whom was a book is my brother.
    4-The student, the present given to whom was a book, is my brother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan
    Are these sentences correct:
    1-The student the present for whom was a book is my brother.
    2-The student, the present for whom was a book, is my brother.
    3-The student the present given to whom was a book is my brother.
    4-The student, the present given to whom was a book, is my brother.
    I prefer the second one, that is:

    The student, the present for whom was a book, is my brother.


    What do you think?

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    1-The student the present for whom was a book is my brother.
    2-The student, the present for whom was a book, is my brother.
    3-The student the present given to whom was a book is my brother.
    4-The student, the present given to whom was a book, is my brother.

    They're OK, but how about 'The student whose present was a book is my briother. ;-0

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    Thanks TDOL. The sentence you suggest is of-course the best, but I wanted to know if the other ones were structurally OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan
    Are these sentences correct:
    1-The student the present for whom was a book is my brother.
    2-The student, the present for whom was a book, is my brother.
    3-The student the present given to whom was a book is my brother.
    4-The student, the present given to whom was a book, is my brother.
    All of them strike me as rather awkward. How about:

    "The student who got a book for a present is my brother."

    8)

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    Better.

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