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    The woman whose house

    1. The woman whose house I was living in for 2 years, is nice.
    2. The woman in whose house I was leaving for 2 years, is nice.

    Hello,
    Are both correct? If yes, then is the punctuation correct too?

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    re: The woman whose house

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    1. The woman whose house I was living in for 2 years, is nice.
    2. The woman in whose house I was leaving for 2 years, is nice.

    Hello,
    Are both correct? If yes, then is the punctuation correct too?

    Thank you


    Both of the uses of "whose" and "in" are correct. The punctuation is incorrect. If the relative clause is restrictive (as it appears to be in this case), no comma is used. If the relative clause is nonrestrictive then we use commas before and after the clause. Your use of "leaving" in the second sentence is a typo.

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    re: The woman whose house

    sb70012, you have been around long enough to know that your thread titles must contain some or all of the words being queried. You have called three separate threads in close proximity "relative clause". You need to give them titles that give us the chance of finding an individual post simply by its title. You could have called this "The woman whose house" or similar.

    I'm going to change the titles of those three threads for you. If you post any more with the same title, or post a thread with a title that doesn't follow the forum guidelines, we will close those threads.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The woman whose house

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    . Your use of "leaving" in the second sentence is a typo.
    The original 2004 post in Wordreference.com which sb copied had the same typo.

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    Re: The woman whose house

    Blimey, 9-year-old plagiarism! That's quite unusual on here. What a silly slip. Smacks of desperation.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The woman whose house

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    The original 2004 post in Wordreference.com which sb copied had the same typo.
    Interesting!

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    Re: The woman whose house

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    The original 2004 post in Wordreference.com which sb copied had the same typo.
    I'm surprised that forum didn't adequately address this question at the time.
    Basic English isn't changing that quickly, sb.

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    Re: The woman whose house

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Both of the uses of "whose" and "in" are correct. The punctuation is incorrect. If the relative clause is restrictive (as it appears to be in this case), no comma is used. If the relative clause is nonrestrictive then we use commas before and after the clause. Your use of "leaving" in the second sentence is a typo.
    Thank you so much for answering. Everybody thanks for answering.
    Mike, I really don't know what a restrictive and nonrestrictive relative clause is.
    Would you please be kind enough to explain me the two?
    Thank you so much for your time.
    Everybody thanks for answering.

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    Re: The woman whose house

    Before anybody spends any more time on explaining to you what you can find in any grammar book, would you explain to us your purpose in rehashing old questions from other forums which were satisfactorily answered at the time?

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    Re: The woman whose house

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Before anybody spends any more time on explaining to you what you can find in any grammar book, would you explain to us your purpose in rehashing old questions from other forums which were satisfactorily answered at the time?
    Well, I read the old threads according to Ascending Order in order to improve my grammar. I mean I like to start to read all threads from the first time they were posted in order to improve my knowledge or grammar. At lease, every day I want to read 100 threads.
    I hope you understand me now.

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