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Are these sentences correct:
1-The student the present for whom was a book is my brother.
2-The student, the present for whom was a book, is my brother.
3-The student the present given to whom was a book is my brother.
4-The student, the present given to whom was a book, is my brother.
 
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navi tasan said:
Are these sentences correct:
1-The student the present for whom was a book is my brother.
2-The student, the present for whom was a book, is my brother.
3-The student the present given to whom was a book is my brother.
4-The student, the present given to whom was a book, is my brother.

I prefer the second one, that is:

The student, the present for whom was a book, is my brother.


What do you think?
 

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1-The student the present for whom was a book is my brother.
2-The student, the present for whom was a book, is my brother.
3-The student the present given to whom was a book is my brother.
4-The student, the present given to whom was a book, is my brother.

They're OK, but how about 'The student whose present was a book is my briother. ;-0
 

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Thanks TDOL. The sentence you suggest is of-course the best, but I wanted to know if the other ones were structurally OK.
 

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navi tasan said:
Are these sentences correct:
1-The student the present for whom was a book is my brother.
2-The student, the present for whom was a book, is my brother.
3-The student the present given to whom was a book is my brother.
4-The student, the present given to whom was a book, is my brother.

All of them strike me as rather awkward. How about:

"The student who got a book for a present is my brother."

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Better. ;-)
 
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