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I wanted to use the word"whose" in the following sentence, please kindly confirm if I have used it appropriately and whether it has the same meaning.

Prior to opening up a bank account, you would have signed an acceptance and acknowledgement form confirming which entity name it operates under.

or 

Prior to opening up a bank account, you would have signed an acceptance and acknowledgement form confirming whose entity it operates under.

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Hi, Cristi,

"open an account" is more usual than "open up an account."

@Cristi posted:

I wanted to use the word"whose" in the following sentence, please kindly confirm if I have used it appropriately and whether it has the same meaning.

Prior to opening up a bank account, you would have signed an acceptance and acknowledgement form confirming which entity name it operates under.

or 

Prior to opening up a bank account, you would have signed an acceptance and acknowledgement form confirming whose entity it operates under.

I'm not sure what you mean to say with "you would have signed..." Are you trying to say "you should have signed" (reproach) or "you must have signed" (past deduction)?

The first sentence is more usual. "whose entity" refers to the owner of the entity (the entity belonging to whom) and will only be fine in the unlikely event that you are uncertain about of the owner of the bank you are opening an account with.

Last edited by Gustavo, Co-Moderator

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