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    Tedwonny is offline Member
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    Cool where? which

    I heard this in the BBC radio and the host and others were talking about some pictures

    one said "I like the one where he's on your back"

    Why would the relative adverb where be used here? I thought where is supposed to refer to a place?

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    Default Re: where? which

    Hello,
    in this sentence "where" means "In which".

    Maybe if you divide the main clause from the relative clause you can understand better:

    "I like the picture." "In the picture he's on your back"--> "I like the picture in which he is on your back"--> "I like the picture where he's on your back".

    I hope it is clear.
    Clicla

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