Is this sentense gramatically correct?

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Is this sentense gramatically correct?

Post by shalibo » Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:39 am

Is this sentense gramatically correct and could it be applied in formal written English?
I want to buy the same clothes, the old one of which is worn-out.
Actually, this comes from two sentenses:
I want to buy the same clothes. The old one is worn-out.
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Re: Is this sentense gramatically correct?

Post by Alan » Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:05 am

Unfortunately, this sentence does not work because of 'clothes' being an uncountable plural noun (meaning that you cannot say *'one of the clothes'). You would need to rephrase the relative clause, albeit cumbersomely, to e.g.'... among which one item is worn out'.

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