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    Question Question about relative pronoun in the form of "N of which"

    Dear teachers,

    I am from Taiwan and I need your kind help with my questions below.

    1. In 2010 Dr. Wang built the green building in an eco-friendly
    way, and the people of the building collect rain water for the garden.

    Is the sentence correct? The people of the building or the people in the building?

    2. Can I rephrase it as " In 2010 Dr. Wang built the green building in an eco-friendly
    way, the people of which collect rain water for the garden.

    3. People in Taiwan or The people in Taiwan? People of the house or the people of the house?
    Which is correct or better?


    Thanks for your help

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    Re: Question about relative pronoun in the form of "N of which"

    Quote Originally Posted by Snoopytwn View Post
    Dear teachers,

    I am from Taiwan and I need your kind help with my questions below.

    1. In 2010 Dr. Wang built the green building in an eco-friendly
    way, and the people of the building collect rain water for the garden.

    Is the sentence correct? The people of the building or the people in the building?

    2. Can I rephrase it as " In 2010 Dr. Wang built the green building in an eco-friendly
    way, the people of which collect rain water for the garden.

    3. People in Taiwan or The people in Taiwan? People of the house or the people of the house?
    Which is correct or better?


    Thanks for your help
    Welcome to the forum.

    Is the "green building" a residential building? If so, you don't need to say anything like "the people of/in the building" or "the people of the house". Just call them "the residents".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Question about relative pronoun in the form of "N of which"

    1 I would use the people from the building.
    2 This doesn't work for me.
    3 It depends on whether you are talking about people in general in Taiwan (no article) or all of them (the).

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    Re: Question about relative pronoun in the form of "N of which"

    I think you accidentally hit "Report Post" because we got a notification to say that you had reported the post with the following reason:

    Yes, your advice that replacing it with "residents" is great!

    But I want to know if the usage of the relative pronoun in the sentence is correct
    or not!

    Thanks
    I can't really see what your post has to do with relative pronouns. You asked if "people of the house" or "the people of the house" was better. You also asked if "people in Taiwan" or "the people in Taiwan" was better. It seems to me that your question was about the use of the definite article. Can you make it clearer what it is that you actually want to know?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Question about relative pronoun in the form of "N of which"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I can't really see what your post has to do with relative pronouns. You asked if "people of the house" or "the people of the house" was better. You also asked if "people in Taiwan" or "the people in Taiwan" was better. It seems to me that your question was about the use of the definite article. Can you make it clearer what it is that you actually want to know?
    The question about the relative pronoun appears in question 2. - "the people of which".

    @OP: What is the 'N' in your subject title? I assumed in meant 'number', as in "My dog had five puppies, three of which were brown."

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    Re: Question about relative pronoun in the form of "N of which"

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    What is the 'N' in your subject title?
    "Noun", I would imagine.

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