0

Can I replace the word "where" (conjunction) with "by which" phrase?

For example:

"Ell-SE is the site by which I come to ask on my doubts in English language issues".

another example:

This is the building by which the prime-minister lives.

  • 1
    No, "by which" means "by means of which", you can use "on which" for the site and "in which" for the building. – user5267 Nov 27 '16 at 13:39
1

You can use "which" and make a relative clause but the preposition is wrong. Since "where" refers to a place, a site, in your sentence, you can say "on which".By which refers to a tool (by means of which).

It is a site on which/where I can ask about English.

|improve this answer|||||

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.