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    Teachers. Which one is correct in this sentence, that, which, where?

    The bank is a place( )they lend you umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.

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    Re: that which. Where

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry12345 View Post
    Teachers. Which one is correct in this sentence, that, which, where?

    The bank is a place( )they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.

    Thank you!
    Bhai.

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    Re: that which. Where

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry12345 View Post
    Teachers. Which one is correct in this sentence, that, which, where?

    The bank is a place( )they lend you umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.

    Thank you!
    As Tdol said, only "where" fits with this particular word construction. The other two choices could be used if the sentence were to be changed a little.

    A bank is a place that lends you an umbrella in fair weather and asks for it back when it begins to rain.
    A bank is a place which lends you an umbrella in fair weather and asks for it back when it begins to rain.

    As you can see, to use those two alternatives, you must remove "they" and consequently the third person plural verb forms change. The verb is now related to "A bank/a place" which are singular and therefore the third person singular verb form is required.

    In the UK, banks no longer even offer you an umbrella! They're more likely to tip a huge bucket of ice-cold water over you and then stand around and laugh while you freeze to death!
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: that which. Where

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post

    In the UK, banks no longer even offer you an umbrella! They're more likely to tip a huge bucket of ice-cold water over you and then stand around and laugh while you freeze to death!
    Yes, and then they would send a bill for the water to your grieving relatives.

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    Re: that which. Where

    And sell your organs

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    Re: that which. Where

    这么恐怖!

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