The guy whose job I am taking over [whose in spoken English]

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2loveIs2remember

Senior Member
Korean
Dear all,

For some reason, I rarely hear the word whose. It could be because I am not surrounded by many English speaking people.

Having said that, I am wondering whether it is common to use the below expression?

The guy whose job I am taking over told me that blah blah blah...

I wanted to talk about a guy who is training me at work but was not sure whether it is adequate to use whose in spoken English.

Can you please correct me if my suspicion is wrong and also advise other expressions you would probably use?

Thank you in advance.
 
  • Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    You can certainly use "whose" in spoken English, 2loveIs2remember.

    EDIT: that said, in your situation, I'd probably say "the man/woman I'm taking over from...."
     
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