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Is the usage of “where” in this sentence acceptable?

Each holiday we arrange ten volunteers to teach for three weeks in rural primary school where mostly understaffed and severely lacking in educational resources.

I just wonder whether it is possible to omit (where it is)

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    I don't find it acceptable. Assuming that more than one school is involved, I would suggest rural primary schools, which are mostly understaffed... or, better still, most of which are understaffed... Oct 15, 2020 at 14:49
  • Your sentence isn't grammatical and doesn't make sense. Do you mean "rural primary schools which are ..."?
    – Billy Kerr
    Apr 15 at 12:11

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No

Each holiday we arrange ten volunteers to teach for three weeks in rural primary schools, which are mostly understaffed and severely lacking in educational resources.

Or

Each holiday we arrange ten volunteers to teach for three weeks in rural primary schools, most of which are understaffed and severely lacking in educational resources.

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    But using "rural primary school" like that is ungrammatical - it should be in the plural as there are multiple schools. (In other contexts you could use "a rural primary school").
    – Stuart F
    Apr 21, 2023 at 9:54
  • @StuartF: OP's use of where threw me off! I just edited aita's answer to include a before rural primary school, before realising that doesn't make sense without significant rephrasing of what follows. Apr 15 at 12:09

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