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    Freeguy is offline Senior Member
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    Default THAT or IN WHICH

    A slipped disk is a condition ..... the intervertebral disk protrudes and presses on nerves.

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    3. in which
    4. that

    1- What's wrong with THAT here?
    2- I can't add IN add the rest of the sentence to get the correct usage of IN WHICH here.

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    Default Re: THAT or IN WHICH

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    A slipped disk is a condition ..... the intervertebral disk protrudes and presses on nerves.

    1. what
    2. which is
    3. in which
    4. that

    1- What's wrong with THAT here?
    2- I can't add IN add the rest of the sentence to get the correct usage of IN WHICH here.
    You need the preposition "in" because the ending clause occurs "in" the condition. The other choices are not grammatical.

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    Default Re: THAT or IN WHICH

    That said, there are - however - a few iconoclasts who are not fond of 'in which'. They (all right, I) would prefer something like 'A slipped disk is a condition that involves....' For further navel-gazing and coat-trailing, see my blog. But if you're happier with short answers, stick with Mike!

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