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1} The announced relocation of the hospital has been [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2009, 00:05
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1} The announced relocation of the hospital has been welcome news for the city, where economic growth has been stagnant for the past several years.

2} The announced relocation of the hospital has been welcome news for the city, whose economic growth has been stagnant for the past several years.


Pls explain the usage of where and whose...I completely agree with where being refered to a place...But here in first example , as we say- china's economy is improving.....and in china economy is improving..., guess both are correct here....????


So comment on the usage of whose / where for the above sentences and pls explain which one is correct
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Re: where vs whose [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2009, 12:44
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Agree, it should be whose
whose can be used to modify both people and things
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Re: where vs whose [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2009, 00:27
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1} The announced relocation of the hospital has been welcome news for the city, where economic growth has been stagnant for the past several years.

2} The announced relocation of the hospital has been welcome news for the city, whose economic growth has been stagnant for the past several years.


Pls explain the usage of where and whose...I completely agree with where being refered to a place...But here in first example , as we say- china's economy is improving.....and in china economy is improving..., guess both are correct here....????


So comment on the usage of whose / where for the above sentences and pls explain which one is correct



IMO: B because 'whose' modifies city here...
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Re: where vs whose [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2009, 01:39
the answer should be (B), as the use of 'where' in the first statement modifies the statement as 'the city where the economic growth is stagnant, the announcement.....would be a welcome news', whereas in the statement b 'whose' is the modifier for 'city'.
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Re: where vs whose [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2009, 02:38
the answer is A here ..its a gmat club verbal first test ques...pls throw some light anypne???
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Re: where vs whose [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2009, 05:14
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the answer is A here ..its a gmat club verbal first test ques...pls throw some light anypne???


What is the official explanation?
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Re: where vs whose [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2009, 06:23
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IMO: B because 'whose' modifies city here...



Where is also modifying city here..I could not find any reason to negate use of where in this context...
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Re: where vs whose [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2009, 06:42
I think the correct modifier is 'where' since 'city' is a place.
'Whose' is only used to modify a person.

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Re: where vs whose [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2009, 06:54
here I think whose is required as whose is acting as a possessive pronoun here and the sentence requires that
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Re: where vs whose [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2009, 07:46
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I think the correct modifier is 'where' since 'city' is a place.
'Whose' is only used to modify a person.

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not on the GMAT. On the GMAT you can use whose to modify "things"
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Re: where vs whose [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2009, 00:01
CLEARLY THE CORRECT USAGE IS "WHOSE" BECAUSE WE ARE FOLLOWING THE PRONOUN WITH
AN ADJECTIVE :ECONOMIC GROWTH BELONGING TO THE NOUN: CITY

THE CONFUSION ARISES BECAUSE IN ADDITION TO BEING A NOUN,A CITY IS ALSO A PLACE
SO IT MIGHT SEEM AS IF "WHERE" COULD BE USED BUT IN TE SENTENCE THE SUBJECT IS
"CITY" AS AN ENTITY RATHER THAN A PLACE AND HENCE PRONOUNS LIKE "WHOSE" "WHICH" IS
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IF I CHNAGE THE SENTENCE AS BELOW,"WHERE" WILL BE CORRECT:
The announced relocation of the hospital has been welcome news for the city,A PLACE where economic growth has been stagnant for the past several years.
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Re: where vs whose [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2009, 14:12
I think A is correct because 'whose' goes to person and not to city...not sure though.

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1} The announced relocation of the hospital has been welcome news for the city, where economic growth has been stagnant for the past several years.

2} The announced relocation of the hospital has been welcome news for the city, whose economic growth has been stagnant for the past several years.


Pls explain the usage of where and whose...I completely agree with where being refered to a place...But here in first example , as we say- china's economy is improving.....and in china economy is improving..., guess both are correct here....????


So comment on the usage of whose / where for the above sentences and pls explain which one is correct
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Re: where vs whose [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2009, 16:00
explanation given by sasen is absolutely correct. IF the OA is given as A then I think moderators should throw some light here.
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Re: where vs whose [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2009, 21:32
In 2, 'whose' can refer to city (noun in the prep phrase 'for the city') or noun phrase (direct object) 'welcome news'. Hence, A.

Can experts confirm this pls?
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Re: where vs whose [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2009, 01:19
rohansherry wrote:
1} The announced relocation of the hospital has been welcome news for the city, where economic growth has been stagnant for the past several years. "where ... " has been used as an identifier

2} The announced relocation of the hospital has been welcome news for the city, whose economic growth has been stagnant for the past several years. "whose...." has been used as a modifier


Pls explain the usage of where and whose...I completely agree with where being refered to a place...But here in first example , as we say- china's economy is improving.....and in china economy is improving..., guess both are correct here....????


So comment on the usage of whose / where for the above sentences and pls explain which one is correct



Both sentences are gramatically correct, but meaning of each is different. If these 2 sentences are answer choices, the correct answer will depend on the meaning of the original sentence.
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