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Whose is a relative possessive word, used as a determiner before nouns. It can refer to people or things.

Of which; that --of

Instead of whose, we can use of which or that --of to refer to things. The most common word order is noun + of which or that -- of. Of which --+ noun is also possible.

Compare the following sentences. All of them express the same idea.

Sentences with whose are rather formal. In an informal style other structures are preferred. With is a common way of expressing possessive ideas.

See also

Was and were
Well and good
Whether and if
Which and what
Would like
Would and used to

See also

Until and till
Up and down
Used to

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