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    Possessive adjectives

    Hello,

    I would like to know if it is possible to use a possessive adjective after a comma or should I use a relative pronoun.

    This Thomas, his son is a doctor
    This Thomas, whose son is a doctor.




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    Re: Possessive adjectives

    The first is unnatural and doesn't end with a full stop.
    The second is OK.

    "This Thomas" only works if there has already been some discussion about a person called Thomas. You can't just start a sentence with it if you're introducing Thomas for the first time.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Possessive adjectives

    The second is not a sentence.

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    Re: Possessive adjectives

    As it stands, I agree. However, it could work as a response to a question. For example:

    John: Look at Thomas in this photo.
    Jane: Which Thomas? There are three of them!
    John (pointing): This Thomas, whose son is a doctor.
    Jane: Ah yes, him.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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