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  1. Member
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    Smile of which = whose

    Good day, everyone.

    The use of "whose" is a bit informal to me, just like:
    There are problems whose solutions have baffled many philosophers in every age.

    Therefore, I have tried to change it to "which of" as follows:
    There are problems solutions of which have baffled many philosophers in every age.

    And, then I am a bit doubtful about it because of the immediate adjacent position of the "solutions" to the "problems".

    I also cannot put a comma between them because the relative clause is defining.

    So, how should I restructure the sentence?

    Thank you.

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    Re: of which = whose

    There are problems the solutions to/for which have baffled philosophers in every age.


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