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Is the use of 'in where' correct and natural in the following sentence?

In where I live, people usually eat with their bare hands. (This is not the case. Just an example sentence.)

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  • Asked for this: anime.stackexchange.com/questions/67389/…
    – BCLC
    Oct 25, 2022 at 4:20
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    @BCLC: "In the area where I live, there are no such places at all. Why is this kind of place so common in anime?" Oct 25, 2022 at 4:30
  • "Where I live" or "In here, where I live" or "In XYZ, where I live" sounds more natural.
    – banuyayi
    Oct 25, 2022 at 4:41
  • @banuyayi - "In here, where I live" would, probably, refer to a room, or building, or cave (and even then it sounds a bit unusual, unless referring to things inside the room/building/cave/etc.)... "Here, in London, where I live..." would be used for a city/town/etc.. Oct 25, 2022 at 18:43

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No. That's neither correct nor natural. We would probably say,

"Where I live, people usually eat with their bare hands."

You might be thinking of in which. In formal English we might say,

"The town in which I was born had no hospital."

But generally we say, "The town where I was born..." or, informally, "The town I was born in..."

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  • "In the town where I was born..." also works if you modify the rest of that sentence a bit - e.g. the first line of the Beatles' Yellow Submarine. For this example: "In the town where I was born, there was no hospital." Oct 25, 2022 at 17:40
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"Where" already incorporates the "in" meaning, so there is no need to repeat it.

You need either "where I live, people usually eat with their bare hands." or "In the (place or something) where I live, people usually eat with their bare hands."

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