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    Smile why does it use "where" here ?

    "Sometimes she got this look where she pinched her brows together and her bit her lower lip." why does it use "where" here ?

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    Re: why does it use "where" here ?

    Hello Sharon

    "Where" is sometimes used to introduce a clause that gives further information about something in a previous clause. It has a number of senses, in this usage: "in which case", "in which condition", "in which circumstances", etc.

    You can think of it as a metaphor. Here's the literal use of "where":

    1. I went to an island where there were no people, only birds.

    And here's the metaphorical:

    2. Sometimes she got this look where she pinched her brows together...

    Just as "where" in #1 refers back to "island", so "where" in #2 refers back to "look".

    MrP


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    Re: why does it use "where" here ?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrPedantic
    Hello Sharon
    "Where" is sometimes used to introduce a clause that gives further information about something in a previous clause. It has a number of senses, in this usage: "in which case", "in which condition", "in which circumstances", etc.
    You can think of it as a metaphor. Here's the literal use of "where":
    1. I went to an island where there were no people, only birds.
    And here's the metaphorical:
    2. Sometimes she got this look where she pinched her brows together...
    Just as "where" in #1 refers back to "island", so "where" in #2 refers back to "look".
    MrP
    thank you very much!

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