Poll: The car, ____ lights had been left on overnight, wouldn't start.

The car, ____ lights had been left on overnight, wouldn't start.

of which
of which the
which
which the
whose

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  • Votes: 366
  • Comments: 4
  • Added: November 2007

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Comments:

sally

As a professional writer, I've found that the best way to handle an awkward sentence is to rephrase
(rather than guess)

Vidableek

I agree with Sally. But what makes this hard is it sounds right to use "whose". But that sort of personifies the car, and sounds a little weird.

Thomas Lee

I too agree with Sally. That is just an awkward sentence that needs to be rephrased. Perhaps "whose" would work when talking about Christine or Herbie.

Umesh

Sally is correct, but I have seen whose being used for objects. In future, I would like to see 'whose', since it simplifies things.

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