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English respectfully declines to be tidy
Responding to my post on the virtually extinct crotchet about not making inanimate nouns possessive, a reader posting as bingley remarked, "I hadn't come across it in quite that form but I do remember being told that you couldn't use 'whose' with an inanimate referent, that you should use 'of which.' "
By John E. McIntyre
July 20, 2013