"Whose" modifying an inanimate noun

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MissLucky
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"Whose" modifying an inanimate noun

Postby MissLucky » Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:51 pm

"I am eager to get involved with The ____ Institute, whose various programs"

can I use the word "whose"? it just sounds weird to me since it's referring to an Institute and not a person.

thnx!

JJDancer
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Re: "Whose" modifying an inanimate noun

Postby JJDancer » Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:45 pm

That does seem weird.

Not sure exactly what you will say in the rest of the sentence but try
" I am eager to get involved with The X Institute, which has various programs (that would allow me to bla bla) ?

or I am eager to take advantage of the various programs offered by The X institute, which would bla bla.

MissLucky
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Re: "Whose" modifying an inanimate noun

Postby MissLucky » Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:04 pm

JJDancer wrote:That does seem weird.

Not sure exactly what you will say in the rest of the sentence but try
" I am eager to get involved with The X Institute, which has various programs (that would allow me to bla bla) ?

or I am eager to take advantage of the various programs offered by The X institute, which would bla bla.


ooooohh! that actually works perfectly. thanks so much JJ! :D




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