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I think it should be "one of whose children", for starters.

And I assume the bad child hurt the CHILD of the other pair of parents (not
the parents), so it should be "other's".

On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 1:53 PM, MorphemeAddict <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I just came across this odd sentence from the blurb of a new book
> acquisition at the library:
>
> Two pairs of parents, one of whose child has hurt the other, ...
>
> Here, it looks like the possessive "whose" should actually be "who's",
> since the possessive is of the whole phrase "one of who". It just seems
> strange to me.
>
> stevo
>