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Is it possible to have 2 subjects in a defining relative clause ?
For example:

The author whose book I've read is going to be in my town

"whose book" and "I" are 2 subjects here right ? Or "whose book" is describing something ? Can someone explain me ? Thank!

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I've read his book.

Here, "I" is a subject and "his book" is an object.

The author whose book I've read is going to be in my town.

Same thing.  "I" remains a subject.  "Whose book" remains an object.  That object includes a relative genitive pronoun, which gives us reason to bring that phrase to the beginning of its clause.  It may be fair to call "whose book" the topic of the clause, but we have no reason to call it a subject

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