*This is the restaurant where I ate delicious soup.
I'm wondering if the relative adverb "where" can be replaced with "that" in this sentence.
Are there any instances in which "that" can be used as a relative adverb rather than a relative pronoun? If so, what are the rules?
- This is the restaurant where I ate delicious soup.
- This is the restaurant that I ate delicious soup.
From Relative Clauses
A relative adverb can be used instead of a relative pronoun plus preposition. This often makes the sentence easier to understand.
This is the shop in which I bought my bike.
→ This is the shop where I bought my bike.