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Questions tagged [pied-piping]

Word order questions about prepositions "tagging along with" "wh-" pronouns (like "who", "which", or "what"), but not tagging along with other pronouns (like "that").

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pied-piping in relative clauses [closed]

Are the following relative clauses correct? This is the house which I fixed the door of. This is the house of which I fixed the door. This is the house the door of which I fixed. This is ...
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Why do you use the auxiliary verb in this sentence?

What kind of music does Jane like listening to? Why do you use the auxiliary verb in this sentence? Why is the preposition at the end of the sentence?
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Can a preposition be used before “that”?

Can a preposition be used before "that"? For example: The house in that I live is nice or maybe: The house that I live in is nice I think which is correct in these cases but why? Could someone ...
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Am I the only one who this has been happening to?

Which one is correct, I got confused: Am I the only one who this has been happening to? Am I the only one to who this has been happening to? Am I the only one to who this has been happening?
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The use of “with” in the sentence “The tone with which he spoke drained Rhonin of all animosity”

The tone with which he spoke drained Rhonin of all animosity - Warcraft: War of the Ancients #1 Why did "with" placed in the position like this? As my personal's knowledge the word "with" can be ...
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Using “in that” instead of “in which” [duplicate]

In this sentence: The diet could be prescribed for someone with any disease in which there is an abnormal retention of fluid. Is it correct to replace "in which" with "in that"? Where we could do ...
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What does it mean “about which”?

I'm reading the definition of "axis" in oxford dictionary, and I see there this definition: An imaginary straight line passing through the centre of a symmetrical solid, about which a plane ...
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“in which people study” or “where people study on”

Should it be: Campus is a place in which children study. or Campus is a place where children study on. Which one is correct, or are they both incorrect? Why? Is there a better version?
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Repeated “to” in “to whom something is done to”? [duplicate]

Is there a rule for this? For example, is it correct to say To whom will the package be delivered? or does it have to be To whom will the package be delivered to? I'm sorry if this is a ...
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How to use “after which” in a sentence?

Do They visited Brighton, after which they went to Northern Ireland and They visited Brighton, which they went to Northern Ireland after have the same meaning? And does it mean, visiting ...
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Is 'where' used as a noun or pronoun in question?

1.(a)He is coming from London. (b)Where is he coming from? 2.(a)He went to London. (b)Where did he go to? I think here 'where' is the object of preposition.Therefore, (1)Is 'where' considered ...
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from which or that?

Can you tell me which one is correct? Emily Dickinson's garden was a place from which she drew great inspiration for her poems. Emily Dickinson's garden was a place that she drew great ...
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When to use 'which' or 'in which' or 'that' (as relative pronouns)?

I am confused about when to use: 'which' vs 'in which' vs or 'that'? Would you please explain it as a writing rule? Here I have an example: Authors reported shortened growth period and slower ...
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When should I use “of which”?

If I want to say two things, can I always combine them by “of which”? Is there any rule for that? For example, if I want to say 3d objects with and without jump edges produced by the ...
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Can phrasal verb particles be placed before the verb?

A. Alphonso XIII, whose house several generations of students have now LIVED IN, was described as 'a philanthropist'. B. Alphonso XIII, IN whose house several generations of students have now ...
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How can one differentiate between “who” and “whom”?

Many times, I've been asked the difference between "who" and "whom". I myself know the difference, but it is hard to explain to others. What is the easiest way to explain it to those with a basic ...