Post by Yurui Liu
I'd like to know if the following sentence is correct, and if the
second "whose" can be replaced by "his."
The man, whose car seemed to be made to break down, and whose
pants to drop, was actually a millionaire.
I'd appreciate your help.
You can probably find sentences like that in the 19th century, and you
can probably still get away with in the "Baroque style", as one of Robertson
Davies's characters calls it. But I don't recommend it.
With "his" instead of the second "whose" it's one of those "wrong turnings",
but people get away with that all the time.
If you're interested, a better formulation might be "Though the man's car
seemed to be made to break down and his pants seemed to be made to
drop, he was a millionaire."