Would you mind explaining me which one is the correct one in following sentences.

  1. The place where we held the dinner last time was small and smelly.

  2. The place that we held the dinner last time was small and smelly.

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    Generally, with places use "where". With things, "The food that they served there was really bad." and with people, "The person "who" ran the place could not cook anything well."
    – user3169
    Feb 16, 2017 at 6:17
  • what about the place that i called home ? It should be the place where i called home ?
    – CLM
    Feb 16, 2017 at 6:19
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    home is tricky because it has several meanings in context, for example "the physical house" vs. "the heart and soul of your family", etc. You might add another example sentence using "home" to your question so it can be addressed in answers.
    – user3169
    Feb 16, 2017 at 6:27

1 Answer 1


1.The place where we had dinner last time was small and smelly. 2.This is the place which/that I call "home".

Whenever you want to find out the proper conjunction, try to ask questions.

1.We had dinner. Where did we have dinner?

  1. I call "home". What do I call "home"?

I hope you see the difference.

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