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    Are these correct? If not, why?

    1. Can you give me the address of that place of where you bought your gun? (Do I need the latter 'of' here? Or is that optional?)
    2. Can you give me the address of that place where you bought your gun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    1. Can you give me the address of that place of where you bought your gun? (Do I need the latter 'of' here? Or is that optional?)
    > Can you give me the adress OF the place (where) you bought that gun FROM?
    Where did you get this gun from?

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    The first 'of' is needed. The second? Nooo.

    And with what ruofei said with using "From" at the end? Its not needed. You can choose to use it or not and it won't matter, really.

    If you WANT to put something before "Where" Put "From".

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    Though 'from where' would make it more formal.

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    It's a relative clause.To me, whenever we use "when" ,there's no preposition of places accompanied. So it should be :"Can you give me the address of that place where you bought your gun?" or :"Can you give me the address of that place from which you bought your gun?".

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