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I was writing a letter when I realized that I had no idea what conjunction to put after somewhere:

I found somewhere ____ I fit in.

Which of these make sense?

  • Where (seems redundant)
  • That (seems ok)
  • Eliminating the somewhere and replacing it with someplace and using 'where' (sounds unnatural)
  • Eliminating the somewhere and replacing it with a place and using 'where' (sounds ok)
  • Eliminating the somewhere and replacing it with a place and using 'that' (sounds ok)

Which of these sounds the most normal? Is it something else? Any help would be appreciated.

  • You seem to be talking about relative pronouns, not conjunctions. Conjunctions include the FANBOYS (for, and, not, but, or, yet, since). Relative pronouns include that, which, when, where). See this page to see how they differ and how they can act similarly. Or Google "relative pronouns and conjunctions". – user6951 Feb 14 '15 at 11:01
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I'd say your intuition and ear are right on. Choose any of those that sound OK to you; they are all grammatically correct and commonly used.

You are right that "somewhere where" is redundant. Actually, you could use "somewhere I fit in" without any other pronoun.

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