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Autor:  PPAULO
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  10/DEZ/2010 6:43 PM
Assunto:  Whose

Eu li uma vez que não se deve usar o pronome "whose" em relação a coisas. Só deve ser usado para pessoas.
Se isso proceder, como devo traduzir as frases abaixo:

Um evento cuja importância repercutiu em todo o mundo.
Um cachorro cuja dono morreu recentemente.

Gissele, você não está só, muita gente pensava assim, veja:

whose -    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/whose
1. The possessive form of who.
2. The possessive form of which.

[Middle English whos, from Old English hwæs; see kwo- in Indo-European roots.]
Usage Note: It has sometimes been claimed that whose is properly used only as the possessive form of who and thus should be restricted to animate antecedents, as in a man whose power has greatly eroded. But there is extensive literary precedent for the use of whose with inanimate antecedents, as in The play, whose style is rigidly formal, is typical of the period. In an earlier survey this example was acceptable to a large majority of the Usage Panel. Those who avoid this usage employ of which: The play, the style of which is rigidly formal, is typical of the period. But as this example demonstrates, substituting of which may produce a stilted sentence. See Usage Notes at else, which, who.



Assim sendo eu traduziria suas frases assim:

      Um evento cuja importância repercutiu em todo o mundo.

      An event whose importance had repercussions all over the world.

   Um cachorro cujo dono morreu recentemente.

   A dog whose owner died recently.


Let´s wait further comments, tough.


2. (the possessive case of which used as an adjective): a word whose meaning escapes me; an animal whose fur changes color.

OED (Advanced Learner´s Dictionary)
wich -1) used in questions to ask sb to be exact about one or more people people or things rom a limited number.
       2) used to be exact about the thing or things that you mean. "It was the crisis for wich she was tottaly unprepared."/"Houses wich overlook the lake cost more."       ->     You know now whose houses I just talked about? [of wich...]




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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Whose  –  Gissele  10/DEZ/2010, 5:24 PM
 Whose  –  PPAULO  10/DEZ/2010, 6:43 PM
Whose  –  PPAULO  10/DEZ/2010, 6:47 PM
Whose  –  Teacher  11/DEZ/2010, 8:28 AM
Whose  –  Gissele  11/DEZ/2010, 2:53 PM
Whose  –  PPAULO  11/DEZ/2010, 5:47 PM

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