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Could anyone give me some examples or rules for using ", of which"? I mean only ", of which", neither "which" nor ", xxx of which". Any idea is appreciated.

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p.s. She discovered so many spiders, of which she was most afraid. - Cool Elf

Is it possible, that "of" is not an essential part of the verb in the relative clause?


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"Of which" is part of a relative clause.

"Which" is the relative pronoun and "of" is a preposition placed at the beginning of the relative clause, instead of at the end.

A few examples of this construction are:

She discovered so many spiders, of which she was most afraid.

He answered all the listening and reading exercises, of which the test mostly consisted.

The team won a silver medal, of which they were very proud.

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Note also that you can place "of" differently:

She discovered so many spiders, which she was most afraid of.

He answered all the listening & reading exercises, which the test mostly consisted of.

The team won a silver medal, which they were very proud of.


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