[Grammar] The house(,) the roof/roof of which we see is blue.

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wotcha

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1. The house whose roof we see is my uncle's

2. The house the roof of which we see is my uncle's.

3. The house, roof of which we see is my uncle's.


I wonder which one is grammatical between 2 and 3.
 

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1. The house whose roof we see is my uncle's

2. The house the roof of which we see is my uncle's.

3. The house, roof of which we see is my uncle's.


I wonder which one is grammatical between 2 and 3.

#2 would be OK with some punctuation.
 

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1. The house whose roof we see is my uncle's

2. The house, the roof of which we see, is my uncle's.:tick:

3. The house, roof of which we see is my uncle's.


I wonder which one is grammatical between 2 and 3.
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If anyone is wondering, #1 is fine with a full stop.

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I have no trouble using "whose" for an inanimate object. I certainly find #1 more natural than #2.

You could also say "The house we can see the roof of is..." but it's more awkward to me than the "whose" version.
 
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