# Thread: of which the earth is a part

1. ## of which the earth is a part

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!

2. ## 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'

3. ## 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.

4. ## Re: of which the earth is a part

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

5. ## Re: of which the earth is a part

Originally Posted by Nathan Mckane
but can we use ''the earth'' without the definite artilce?
* Not a teacher

Yes, you can use "E/earth" without the definite article.

6. ## Re: of which the earth is a part

Originally Posted by Nathan Mckane
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.

7. ## Re: of which the earth is a part

Originally Posted by Nathan Mckane
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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