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    where-relative clauses

    hello,

    A few minutes ago I faced this sentence in my lesson book.

    'The beginning of the story where the characters and the setting is revealed.'

    Can we use 'where' like that?It is written that we can only use 'where' with a name of a place.

    The city where we live is beautiful...It is ok.But the first one.

    The beganing doesn't show a name of a place and I could't understand why 'where' is used at this sentence?

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    Re: where-relative clauses

    Quote Originally Posted by aliii View Post
    'The beginning of the story where the characters and the setting is revealed.'
    The beginning and the end of books, films, stories, etc may be thought of as places.

    Note that the words you gave us are not a complete sentence in themselves.

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    The topic is about an 'essay'. For this reason It may be thought as place. Is that right?

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    Re: where-relative clauses

    Quote Originally Posted by aliii View Post
    The topic is about an 'essay'. For this reason It may be thought as place. Is that right?
    Yes.

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    Re: where-relative clauses

    The writing where there are a few rules to write a good essay is important for a student.

    If it is correct too, It means that I have understood this topic.

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    Re: where-relative clauses

    Is there anyone who will answer?Please..

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    Re: where-relative clauses

    Quote Originally Posted by aliii View Post
    The writing where there are a few rules to write a good essay is important for a student.

    If it is correct too, It means that I have understood this topic.
    The sentence itself appears to mean little.

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    Re: where-relative clauses

    Quote Originally Posted by aliii View Post
    The writing where there are a few rules to write a good essay is important for a student.

    If it is correct too, It means that I have understood this topic.
    Do you mean something like "It's important for a student to find a book chapter where there are some rules about how to write a good essay"?

    If so, then it would be understandable but not very natural. We would say something like "A book containing a few rules on how to write a good essay is important for a student."

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