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Re: The title of which, which title

Posted by GPP on August 23, 2003

In Reply to: Re: The title of which, which title posted by GPP on August 23, 2003

: : Hi!

: : A book says only the first sentence is acceptable. I don't know why the second sentence is not acceptable.

: : The movie The Wizard of Oz, _________ is taken from the book of the same name, has been a children's favorite for years.

: : a) the title of which
: : b) which title

: : Thanks for your help.

: : Tom

: I have to admit I don't either, except that b) is a little more formal and fussier-sounding--but maybe I'm missing some fine point of grammar.

Oh, I think I see--the subject of the sentence is the word "movie", not "The Wizard of Oz"; and "movie" isn't a title. That's why.