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the question is already standing above. For those who are not familiar with the word "quartile": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quartile (it is a statistical parameter) I am looking forward for your answers! Kind Regards

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    Can you finish the sentence, please? – Ron Jensen Jan 27 '16 at 18:56
  • "The quartiles, whose importance has been laid out in chapter x, are y" – user5569792 Jan 27 '16 at 20:23
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To avoid ascribing a personality to a statistical quantity, I would rephrase the sentence to read,

"The quartiles, the importance of which has been laid out in chapter x, are y."

For additional information on relative pronouns, see: https://www.englishclub.com/grammar/pronouns-relative.htm

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