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    Many students choose to continue their education abroad because they want to attend a

    Hello,

    Are those underlined part OK?

    Many students choose to continue their education abroad because they want to attend a highly prestigious university teachers of which are experts at their fields.

    Many students choose to continue their education abroad because they want to attend a highly prestigious university, where universities employ teachers who are experts at their fields.

    Many students choose to continue their education abroad because they want to attend a highly prestigious university, whose teachers are experts at their fields.
    Last edited by nininaz; 04-Jul-2017 at 08:12. Reason: typo error
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    Re: Many students choose to continue their education abroad because they want to atte

    The underlined parts are not OK.

    #3 (if you had helpfully numbered them) comes closest - with two changes:

    Many students choose to continue their education abroad because they want to attend a highly prestigious university [no comma here] whose teachers are experts in their fields.

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    Re: Many students choose to continue their education abroad because they want to atte

    Refer to them as instructors or professors, not "teachers".
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Many students choose to continue their education abroad because they want to atte

    Many students choose to continue their education abroad because they want to attend a highly prestigious university [no comma here] whose teachers are experts in their fields.
    Teacher,
    what is the wrong with the first one ? It is kind of possessive too.

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    Re: Many students choose to continue their education abroad because they want to atte

    People are experts in something, not at it.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Many students choose to continue their education abroad because they want to atte

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    People are experts in something, not at it.
    I think maybe there is something wrong with "teachers of which".

    Now is this OK?

    Many students choose to continue their education abroad because they want to attend a highly prestigious university teachers of which are experts in their fields.

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    Re: Many students choose to continue their education abroad because they want to atte

    There has to be a comma after 'university'.

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    Re: Many students choose to continue their education abroad because they want to atte

    Quote Originally Posted by yi-ing View Post
    I think maybe there is something wrong with "teachers of which".

    Now is this OK?

    Many students choose to continue their education abroad because they want to attend a highly prestigious university teachers of which are experts in their fields.
    You were right about the problem in the possessive. You should write whose teachers. "Teachers of which" doesn't work because the reader wonders what academic subject which is referring to.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Many students choose to continue their education abroad because they want to atte

    You should write whose teachers.
    So when can we use "something of which" format?

    According to what Rover_Ke said, now the following makes sense and is grammatical:

    Many students choose to continue their education abroad because they want to attend a highly prestigious university, teachers of which are experts on their fields.

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    Re: Many students choose to continue their education abroad because they want to atte

    Quote Originally Posted by yi-ing View Post
    So when can we use "something of which" format?

    According to what Rover_Ke said, now the following makes sense and is grammatical:

    Many students choose to continue their education abroad because they want to attend a highly prestigious university, teachers of which are experts on their fields.
    I don't agree with my esteemed co-forumite on this one, and I'm pretty sure he corrected on to in. I'll try to come back with a useful example of "of which" in a similar context; I just can't think of one right now.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 05-Jul-2017 at 13:54. Reason: Fix a typo.
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