The laptop the keyboard of which is broken is mine.

Exp

Senior Member
Japanese
  1. I bought a laptop the keyboard of which is broken.
  2. I bought a laptop, the keyboard of which is broken.
  3. I bought a laptop whose keyboard is broken.
  4. The laptop the keyboard of which is broken is mine.
  5. The laptop, the keyboard of which is broken, is mine.
  6. The laptop whose keyboard is broken is mine.

Are the sentences #1,#2 #4, and #5 grammatically OK?
 
  • Keith Bradford

    Senior Member
    English (Midlands UK)
    All of those are good English, but not at all likely - people wouldn't use such complex constructions for such a simple matter. You've surely learnt the word "with"? It seems to me the obvious choice in both these cases.

    7. I bought a laptop with a broken keyboard.
    8. The laptop with the broken keyboard is mine.
     
    < Previous | Next >
    Top