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    #1

    Translation was the offspring of a scholarship,

    Hi
    Please look at this sentence. Is the bold section grammatically wrong?

    - Translation was the offspring of a scholarship, whose object was to know everything about something rather than the thing itself.

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    Re: Translation was the offspring of a scholarship,

    Some prescriptive grammarians might disapprove of "whose" on the grounds that scholarship is not a person. However this use of whose is very common and I think almost all the teachers here would consider it correct.

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    Re: Translation was the offspring of a scholarship,

    Quote Originally Posted by Kharkhun View Post
    Translation was the offspring of a scholarship
    This sounds a bit florid to me.

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    Re: Translation was the offspring of a scholarship,

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    This sounds a bit florid to me.
    And the meaning escapes me.

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