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    what or where

    When I arrived at _____ the school was supposed to be, all I could see was a convenience shop.
    A. what B. where

    I choose answer A.

    Does it make sense?

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    #2

    Re: what or where

    No.

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    #3

    Re: what or where

    No.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    #4

    Re: what or where

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    When I arrived at _____ the school was supposed to be, all I could see was a convenience shop.
    A. what B. where

    I choose answer A.

    Does it make sense?

    Thanks!

    Jason
    "where the school was supposed to be......"

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    #5

    Re: what or where

    I arrived at what was once the capital of Greece.

    I arrived at _____ the school was supposed to be.

    I think both sentences above are similarly structured. In what way is the second sentence from the first one?

    As for the second one, if written as "I arrived ______ the school was supposed to be", I will choose "where".

    Is "at" necessary when we choose "where"?

    Thanks!

    Jason

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    Re: what or where

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    I arrived at what was once the capital of Greece.

    I arrived at _____ the school was supposed to be.

    I think both sentences above are similarly structured.
    They are not. In the first, 'what' stands for 'the place which/that'. in the second 'where' stands for 'the place where'.

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    Re: what or where

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    I arrived at what was once the capital of Greece.

    I arrived at _____ the school was supposed to be.
    You can say, "I arrived at what was supposed to be the school", but not the above.

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