whose relative clause

whose relative clause

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In the English Grammar Profile, in the category of clauses at B2, two similar points exist:

Point 88 defining relative clauses with ‘whose’, to give more information about relationship.

Point 94 non-defining relative clauses with ‘whose’, to give additional information.

*We need to be careful with our elaboration of the B2 level for the ‘whose’ as relative pronoun because there are other structures of the word also at B1:

A basic search for collocates 4 to the left and 4 to the right around ‘whose’ on iWeb:

1 NAME 43952 B1

2 PARENTS 15509


3 LIVES 14261


4 FATHER 11526

5 NAMES 11267

6 WOMAN 10949

7 MISSION 10420 B2

8 SON 10015

9 PURPOSE 9778 B1 vocabulary


10 MOTHER 9260
11 PRIMARY 8466
12 ARTIST 5586
13 SOLE 4905
14 INTERESTS 4665
15 PERSONS 3911
16 WRITER 3594
17 IDENTITY 3527
18 EXISTENCE 3479
19 MOTHERS 3178
20 AIM 3006
21 BEHALF 2776
22 APPLICANTS 2619
23 HEARTS 2370
24 ANCESTORS 1797
25 NON-PROFIT 1792
26 ORIGINS 1413
27 TOUCHED 1387
28 NONPROFIT 1332
29 GRANDFATHER 1238
30 EXCEEDS 1189
31 JOURNALIST 1169
32 ACHIEVEMENTS 1146
33 TALENTS 1119
34 WRITINGS 1102
35 SPANNED 1022
36 POET 973
37 EXPIRED 967
38 INHABITANTS 883
39 COMPOSER 856
40 MOTTO 851
41 ADMIRE 838
42 INCOMES 826
43 DESCENDANTS 813
44 IDENTITIES 786
45 HUSBANDS 782
46 SPANS 751
47 ACCOMPLISHMENTS 713
48 PAINTER 708
49 DEEDS 684
50 AMBITION 681

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