The river ______ banks used to be covered with fruit trees and flowers is now seriously polluted.

Hey you lovely fella!

i did the test and i was wrong :/ don't get here are the options : (here is?)

a) of which b) whose c) where d) along which

i chose ALONG WHICH :/ it was a no no :/ WHOSE was the right answer :( but why? don't we use WHOSE for people only?

9 years ago
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WHOSE: used to give additional information about a person or thing; something that belongs to a person or thing. So WHOSE is correct.
Answered 9 years ago

"Whose" is a possessive relative word that can be used for both people and things. In the case of things, it is equivalent to "of which." So all these three are correct: "The river whose banks," "The river of which the banks," and "The river the banks of which."

Answered 9 years ago

"Whose" can also be a possessive interrogative word, and, in that case, is only used for people. Ex.: "Whose key is this?" (somebody's key). You can't say "Whose banks are these?" referring to the river in your sentence. The right question would be "What are these the banks of?"

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