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    of which the earth is a part

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    Yesterday i had a difficult test and the following question was kinda confusing to me. however I went for the answer b. Is that correct? why?


    All meteors belong to the solar system .........

    b. where earth is part
    c. of which the earth is a part

    Thanks a zillion!

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    Re: of which the earth is a part

    All meteors belong to the solar system .........

    b. where earth is part
    c. of which the earth is a part
    I will choose c, because we always say 'the earth is a part of the solar system'

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    Re: of which the earth is a part

    Relative 'where' is used in the sense of 'in/at which', but not normally in the sense of 'of which'. So, as cheer965 said, the answer is c.

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    Re: of which the earth is a part

    but can we use ''the earth'' without the definite artilce?

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    Re: of which the earth is a part

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    but can we use ''the earth'' without the definite artilce?
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    Yes, you can use "E/earth" without the definite article.

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    Re: of which the earth is a part

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Mckane View Post
    but can we use ''the earth'' without the definite artilce?
    When we do, we begin with a capital E. We use Earth as a name, like Mars, Venus, etc.

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    #7

    Re: of which the earth is a part

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Mckane View Post
    Hi

    Yesterday i had a difficult test and the following question was kinda confusing to me. however I went for the answer b. Is that correct? why?


    All meteors belong to the solar system .........

    b. where earth is part
    c. of which the earth is a part

    Thanks a zillion!
    Of the two options you have posted, c is the correct one. Were there other options, a, for example?

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