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    Smile I have an English grammartical confusion, would appreciate your help!

    Could someone please help me keep this grammatical confusion straight?

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    I saw the teacher of the nursery of my son talking to the dad of one of his friends. on our way home i wanted to ask him...

    "who is that friend to whose dad the teacher was talking? "

    is this grammatically correct?

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    Re: I have an English grammartical confusion, would appreciate your help!

    Welcome to the forum. Please give each thread a useful title, using some part of the item you are questioning.

    Your sentence is fine, if you start it with a capital letter. It's a bit formal sounding and convoluted.

    "Whose dad was the teacher talking to?" is the way it would commonly be asked.

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    Re: I have an English grammartical confusion, would appreciate your help!

    Thank you so much for your useful rapid response, and useful hints. This is no doubt a very good web site for anyone trying to improve his English

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    Re: I have an English grammartical confusion, would appreciate your help!

    Quote Originally Posted by tropic View Post
    is this grammatically correct?
    It's grammatical (at least if it is capitalised and punctuated correctly). But I don't think many people would say it that way. I'd say:
    "I saw my son's nursery teacher talking to the dad of one of his friends. On our way home I wanted to ask him, 'Who is your friend whose father was talking to the teacher?'" It's going to be an awkward sentence however you phrase it.
    Another possibility:
    You: "You know that man who was talking to the teacher?"
    Son: "Yes"
    You: "Whose father is he?"

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