a brother of whose

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azz

Senior Member
armenian
Can one say the following?
a. Sally, a brother of whose works in your store, told me that your business is good.
b. A woman a brother of whose works in your store told me that your business is good.

c. Sally, a necklace of whose was found in the burglar's apartment, didn't press charges against him.
d. A woman a necklace of whose was found in the burglar's apartment didn't press charges against him.

?

The sentences are mine.

I suppose "one of whose" would be more natural, but these don't seem incorrect to me.

Many thanks.
 
  • Barque

    Senior Member
    Tamil
    I'd use "whose brother" and "whose necklace". For example: Sally, whose brother works in your store, told me that your business is good.

    I suppose you could use "a brother of whom" and "a necklace of whom" but that would sound a little odd.
     
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