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    Hi there!

    Let me ask a question about grammar.

    Ireland is a country ( ) I really want to visit.
    1 where  2 which  3 in which  4 to which
    I understand #2 is the correct answer. Since "visit" is a transitive verb, it needs an object that is noun.
    However, I think #1 can be okay because I sometimes see expressions like "I visited there." Is #1 defeniteky wrong?

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    Re: visit there?

    Ireland is a country where I really want to visit.
    => I really want to visit Ireland/that place/there. <noun>
    => Where do you want to visit? I want to visit Ireland.


    Ireland is a country where I really want to go.
    => I really want to go to Ireland. <adverb>
    => Where do you want to go? To Ireland.


    Ireland is a country where people are friendly.
    => People are friendly in Ireland. <adverb>
    => Where are people friendly? In Ireland.

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    Re: visit there?

    Ireland is a country where I really want to go.
    => I really want to go to Ireland. <adverb>
    => Where do you want to go? To Ireland.


    I think soup meant to give this a cross not a tick.
    The correct sentence is, "Ireland is a country that I really want to visit/go to."

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    Re: visit there?

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    Ireland is a country where I really want to go.
    => I really want to go to Ireland. <adverb>
    => Where do you want to go? To Ireland.


    I think soup meant to give this a cross not a tick.
    The correct sentence is, "Ireland is a country that I really want to visit/go to."
    That works too; however, where is perfectly good North American vernacular. Maybe I shouldn't have elided the preposition:

    Ex: Ireland is a country where I really want to go (to).

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