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There were many paintings WHOSE colours had faded. 

Can we use WHICH istead of WHOSE?


Thank you in advance.


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Hello Karola,

The first sentence seems to be the good one. WHOSE is a possessive and you speak about the colours of the paintings, so it's ok.

I think you could say: There were many paintings the colours of which had faded. But I'm not sure of that since it sounds a bit awkward.

I hope it helps you


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