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  1. This is the bag in which I put my sandwich.
  2. I shall return the money to the person to which it belongs.

"to which it belongs" and "in which I put my sandwich" are these subordinate / dependent clauses?

"in which, to which" are these subordinate conjunctions?

  • Where did you get these sentences? – user178049 Sep 29 '17 at 5:30
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    I think you are correct, however neither of these sentence is grammatically correct. These should be: "I shall return to the home which belongs to me" and "I shall return to the home in which he lives" – Andrew Sep 29 '17 at 5:39
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    "This is the bag I put my sandwich in" and "I shall return the money to the person it belongs to" - that's how I would say it. – SovereignSun Sep 29 '17 at 6:44
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    @user123 No, they are not subordinating conjunctions, but preposition phrases, and 2. is wrong -- it should be "to whom" it belongs". 1. is OK -- "which" is a relative pronoun and "in which I put my sandwich" is a subordinate relative clause. – BillJ Sep 29 '17 at 7:06
  • @BillJ Actually my doubt is "in which, of which, to which" are these equivalent to subordinators? – Nandy Sep 29 '17 at 7:16
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@SovereignSun:

"This is the bag I put my sandwich in" and "I shall return the money to the person it belongs to" - that's how I would say it.

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@BillJ:

No, they are not subordinating conjunctions, but preposition phrases

Sentence 1. is OK -- "which" is a relative pronoun and "in which I put my sandwich" is a subordinate relative clause.

Sentence 2. is wrong -- it should be "to whom" it belongs".

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