Discussions about his ...

Why Not?

Senior Member
German
Hi All,

"He started long discussions about his, a fellow student’s, or the whole class’s rights."

How can I say this in a correct and more idiomatic way?

(To say "discussions about his, a fellow ... " is wrong anyway, isn't it?)

Thanks in advance,

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  • panjandrum

    Occasional Moderator
    English-Ireland (top end)
    The sentence is a bit odd, but surely it is correct?
    He started long discussions about his rights.
    He started long discussions about a fellow student's rights.
    He started long discussions about the whole class's rights.
    Each of the above is correct, so "or"-ing them together ought to be correct too.
     

    Eixerit

    Member
    Catalonia, Catalan.
    I think it's a matter of word order. My idea is this:

    "He started long discussions about his rights, a fellow student’s, or the whole class’s."
     
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