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    Are these sentences grammatical:

    1-There is no official bribing whom will change things.
    2-There is no official the bribing of whom will change things.
    (No matter which official you bribe, things won't change.)

    3-There is no rule breaking which is impossible.
    4-There is no rule the breaking of which is impossible.
    (Every rule may be broken.)

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    Re: structure

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Are these sentences grammatical:

    1-There is no official bribing whom will change things.
    2-There is no official the bribing of whom will change things.
    (No matter which official you bribe, things won't change.)

    3-There is no rule breaking which is impossible.
    4-There is no rule the breaking of which is impossible.
    (Every rule may be broken.)
    No, and they are very awkard.
    Grammatical - but still horribly awkward: There is no official the bribing of whom would change things.

    There is no rule that is impossible to break.
    If you really feel the need to write this way: There is no rule the breaking of which is impossible. But I urge you not to.

    {not a teacher}

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    Re: structure

    Thanks Barb D,

    I'll try my best to avoid them, but I was just curious to know if they were grammatically acceptable or not.

    If I understand you correctly you consider 1 & 3 totally ungrammatical and 2 & 4 grammatical albeit horrible. Am I correct?

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    #4

    Re: structure

    Oh my gosh - believe it or not, I didn't even SEE those blue sentences. Yes, you've got it.

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    Thanks Barb D,

    This was strange, wasn't it? I thought you had re-written the sentences I had written but actually you had written the exact same sentences!

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    Re: structure

    Well, that does tell you that, as they saying goes, great minds think alike, right?

    Seriously, I'm sorry about that. You must have been confused by that response. (I had a long session at the dentist today. Maybe the novacaine numbed my eyesight! )

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    There is absolutely no need for apologies.
    Everything is fine and I am very sincerely grateful for your help.
    Cheers.
    Have a good rest.
    Navi.

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