Posted by GPP on August 23, 2003
In Reply to: 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.