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I like to go singing at karaoke with my friends.

  1. It's a perfect time to let my hair down.

  2. It's a perfect time in which to let my hair down.

  3. It's a perfect time where I can let my hair down.

  4. It's a perfect time in which I can let my hair down.

Are the 4 sentences interchangeable enough that I can use whichever I want?

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About 2 and 4 ...

What must follow relative pronouns in general, including which, must be a clause with subject, verb, and anything the verb needs. A mere phrase without a subject or verb can't follow which. (Which is also an interrogative word but you are not asking a question in this example.)

It's a perfect time in which I can let my hair down.

Because a clause must follow which, to let my hair down won't work because let here is an infinitive.

4 might be technically correct but sounds excessively wordy and awkward. Avoid 4.

About 3 ...

Time is not a place, so where is not the appropriate pronoun to use to relate "I can let my hair down" it to "It's a perfect time."

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i think
(1) Grammatically correct.
(2) The Subject person "I" is missing, therefore to-infinitive is not correct.
(3) More and more acceptable nowadays, you can search "a time where" in google.
(4) Grammatically correct.

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