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    Whose door

    "I headed some noise coming out of kitchen. I went to kitchen whose door was half open". Please check.

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    Re: Whose door

    I heard some noise coming out of the kitchen, so I went to have a look and noticed the kitchen door half open.
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    I heard some noise coming out of the kitchen, so I went to have a look and noticed that the kitchen door was half open.

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    Re: Whose door

    "I went to kitchen whose door was half open". Could you please tell whether this sentence is correct. Can "whose" be used in this way as well?

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    Re: Whose door

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    "I went to the kitchen whose door was half open". Could you please tell whether this sentence is correct. Can "whose" be used in this way as well?
    "Whose" is correct there. I don't like the sentence much because it suggests an unlikely scenario where there was more than one kitchen and you went to the one with a half-open door.

    Note that "who's" is a common error. The correct form is "whose," as you wrote.
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    Re: Whose door

    I prefer "I went to the kitchen, the door of/to which was half open".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Whose door

    Okay, "whose" can also be used if there are more than one door but if there is only one we can use "of which". Right?

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    Re: Whose door

    I wouldn't use "whose" in either situation. If there were two doors, I'd say "I went to the kitchen on the left/right, the door of/to which ..." or "I went to the bigger/smaller kitchen, the door of/to which ...".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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