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    in which vs whose

    Caribou are the only deer in which males and females both have antlers -- though only some females have them.

    Is 'in which' correctly used? I would use 'whose' instead.

    Thanks.

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    Re: in which vs whose

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Caribou are the only deer in which males and females both have antlers -- though only some females have them.

    Is 'in which' correctly used? I would use 'whose' instead.

    Thanks.
    I would prefer, "Caribou are the only species of deer of which both males and females have antlers, although only some females have that feature".

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    Re: in which vs whose

    I'd also add "the only species", but I think this allows "in which".
    ie. Caribou are the only species of deer in which males and females both have antlers."
    Or you could write, "The only kind/type of deer"
    "In this species/type/kind of deer both males a females have antlers" is better than "In these deer, both males and females have antlers".

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    Re: in which vs whose

    I agree with Tan Elaine.

    I see no reason to go out of your way to avoid whose.

    Rover

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