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# 1} The announced relocation of the hospital has been

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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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21 Sep 2009, 13:44
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Agree, it should be whose
whose can be used to modify both people and things
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29 Aug 2009, 01:27
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.

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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29 Aug 2009, 02:39
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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29 Aug 2009, 03:38
the answer is A here ..its a gmat club verbal first test ques...pls throw some light anypne???
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29 Aug 2009, 06:14
rohansherry wrote:
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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29 Aug 2009, 07:23
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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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29 Aug 2009, 07:42
I think the correct modifier is 'where' since 'city' is a place.
'Whose' is only used to modify a person.

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29 Aug 2009, 07:54
here I think whose is required as whose is acting as a possessive pronoun here and the sentence requires that
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29 Aug 2009, 08:46
vanilla wrote:
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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21 Sep 2009, 01:01
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
CORRECT

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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21 Sep 2009, 15:12
I think A is correct because 'whose' goes to person and not to city...not sure though.

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.

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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21 Sep 2009, 17:00
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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21 Sep 2009, 22:32
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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22 Sep 2009, 02:19
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.
Please post the full question, orginal question and all the answer choices.
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Re: where vs whose   [#permalink] 22 Sep 2009, 02:19
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