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    Using when to connect clauses

    Happy New Year,

    I wonder whether when can be used in these contexts:

    Ex1: X could give positive results when interpreted differently. (here it is used like the word if)

    Ex2: It was a stranger who helped Mike when his friends had forsaken him.

    Ex3: This is more complicated: Here's the original sentence:

    For John, the present week was better than the previous week - a week when he had faced a lot of trouble.

    Could we avoid repetition and write: For John, the present week was better than the previous week when he had faced a lot of trouble.

    Or, would 'where' be appropriate to show that John faced trouble the previous week?

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    Re: Using when to connect clauses

    When is fine in all of those.

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