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Relative clause #1 (permalink) Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:07 am   Relative clause
 

Good morning,
Can you help me clarify this problem?
My question is:
Can I use below two sentences interchangably?
1. The house whose walls and windowns are painted green is my house.
2. The house of which walls and windowns are painted green is my house.
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I ask this because my teacher said the second sentence was wrong and it should be " the house, walls and windowns of which are painted green is my house."
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Relative clause #2 (permalink) Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:46 am   Relative clause
 

Well, the main problem is that both sentences are awkward constructions, but both could be made correct with small changes:

1. The house whose walls and windows are painted green is my house.
2. The house of which the walls and windows are painted green is my house.

A native structure:

My house is the one with (the) green walls and windows.
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Relative clause #3 (permalink) Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:21 am   Relative clause
 

Thank you so much.
I see now
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