# Thread: the number of whose

1. ## the number of whose

Which are correct:
1-Let us assume there is a bag full of coins and you have been told the number of its coins.
2-Let us assume there is a bag full of coins the number of whose coins has been told to you.
3-Let us assume there is a bag full of coins the number of whose coins you have been told.

Gratefully,
Navi.

2. ## Re: the number of whose

My problem with "its coins" or "whose coins" is that the bag doesn't own the coins.

Let us assume there is a bag full of coins and you have been told the number of coins inside.

3. ## Re: the number of whose

Hello.

Let us assume there is a bag full of coins and you have been told the number of the coins.
Let us assume there is a bag full of coins(,) the number of which you have been told.
(Or Let us assume there is a bag full of coins(,) of which the number you have been told.)

P.S. I agree Barb's version is the most natural.

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