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relative adverb - when and in which

Mary Decker surprised the sports world in the 1970s when she reported that she ate a plate of spaghetti noodles the night before a race. In the above sentence, is "when" a relative adverb? Can "when" ...
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“to which” to “where” - the average age to which

Can I change "to which" to "where" in the sentence below? The practice of medicine has meant the average age to which people in all nations may expect to live is higher than it has been in recorded ...
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who is kind? vs who is a kind person? [closed]

I know that these sentences are right: Where is it? How are you? How big is it? Where are you from? But I am confused about these sentences... so I want you to tell me which one is right. If the ...
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“the way in which” VS “the manner in which” including some others

I’m from Korea. It is the way we teach and study relative pronouns “who/whom/which/whose” We study this through this process. I think that it is right to use number 1 and 2. But I want to know if ...
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“On the other hand” vs. “On the other side”

Consider this scenario: There are two phases A and B (e.g water on one side and oil on the other side). I wrote: Compared with the neat IL/water, the amount of water increased from 0.2 to about ...
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noun clause or adjective clause? There is some ambiguity

Please consider the following sentence: John does not know why Meera left town. I guess it is a noun clause because the clause why Meera left town can act as a noun that is the direct object of ...
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Relative adverbs and commas

I wonder why in which is put between 2 commas in this example. My main desire is a peaceful world, in which, there will be no war, no threat of terrorism.
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Which one is natural? some place where nobody is, some place where there is nobody

I am making up some sentence out of my head. But I am not sure which one is correct or natural. You don't need to look for some place where nobody is. You don't need to look for some place where ...
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usage of 'By which' in this sentence

I still don't understand this 'by which' in this sentence. In my perspective this sentence make sense without 'by which'. Is there a difference between the two sentences below? There is no objective ...
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Is “where” a relative pronoun or a relative adverb?

He lives in a village where there are no shops. When who, which, where, etc are used in this way, they are called relative pronouns. Michael Swan, Practical English Usage fourth edition, Section 21 ...
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variations of “the places where”

More interaction in public places and human traffic on the sidewalks would increase surveillance of the places where people now fear to go. Link As far as I know, the sentence above can be changed ...
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Can we rewrite relative adverbs in this manner?

I was studying relative adverb, One example was given I will never forget the day when I first met Susie. I am just curious. Can we write it like this The day, When I first met Susie is ...
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Using relative adverbs (“whom”, “who” and “which”) [closed]

Could I use both variants of the sentences? Whom / Who are you waiting for? Which of the girls is Ann?
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Can relative adverbs occur in fused relative clauses?

In one of my more recent posts, I enquired about forming fused/free relative clauses with 'what' and 'who' (relative pronouns). According to the answers I received, 'who' wouldn't normally occur in ...
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“Relative to”, “compared to”, or “than” which is best to describe a positional relationship?

On most planes, business class seats are located on the front side (relative to, compared to, than) economy class seats. Which expression is best for this sentence. Could you please advise if there ...
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In ways (that/which/in which) you can't imagine

Here's a quote from Doctor Strange (movie). You're a man looking at the world through a keyhole. You've spent your whole life trying to widen that keyhole to see more. to know more. And now on ...
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'You know how we have …' vs 'You know we have …' and present verb for past event

A: Get this. You know how we have those clients visiting at work next week?B: Uh-huh. A: Well, my boss and I were supposed to take them out to dinner on Wednesday night. But this morning, she ...
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Where do I have to put the word “that”?

I have written the following sentence, I do not know what is the best place to put the word that. although I just feel version 2 is better. Version 1 - Also, I have to mention that (I don't know if ...
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Can you replace “anywhere” with “where”?

For example: "I don't have anywhere to put them" becomes "I don't have where to put them". This doesn't make sense to me but apparently, according to my girlfriend, is also correct.
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Interchangeability of 'preposition + which' with relative adverbs?

[Source:] The relative adverbs where, when & why can be used to join sentences or clauses. They replace the more formal structure of preposition + which used to introduce a relative clause. 1. ...
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Relative adverbs: when vs where

Source: p 39, The Law of Contract, 5 ed (2012), by O’Sullivan and Hilliard 2.83. ... We have seen that the general rule is that displaying goods in shops only constitutes an invitation to treat, ...
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when and past perfect

Is it possible to write if it is not possible let me know why To our surprise the car was intact when we had reached the top of the hill. Or is it better to write By the time we had reached the ...
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Can I replace the relative adjective “where” with “that”?

—Can you believe I had to pay 30 dollars for a haircut? —You should try the barber’s where I go. It’s only 15. In the above sentence, can I replace "where" with "that" or omit it? Can I say "You ...
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Is the sentence correct on the way the word “respectively” is used?

I wrote a sentence like this: "After processing the data record, if a user finds that the third (resp. second) column value of the First Table (resp. Second Table) is not Null, that means the ...