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    Can I use "that" instead of "where"?

    Can I say, "This is the place that I was born"?


    How about the following case?



    Argon gas welding is a welding method where a welding rod is melted while argon gas shuts off the oxygen in the atmosphere.


    Can I use "that" instead of "where"?

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    Re: Can I use "that" instead of "where"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappy View Post
    Can I say, "This is the place that I was born"?


    How about the following case?



    Argon gas welding is a welding method where a welding rod is melted while argon gas shuts off the oxygen in the atmosphere.


    Can I use "that" instead of "where"?
    I would say no, "where I was born" is correct.
    For your second question, once again no, in fact I wouldn't use 'where' either, I would use "in which".

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    Re: Can I use "that" instead of "where"?

    Hello, I am 'The French', I'm not a teacher,

    but in your first phrase I don't think you can put 'that' instead of the word 'where', because you are talking about a site, and normally where is the best word you write.

    It is just my mind.

    In second sentence the word where is reffeRring on to the way of the method in this case it's nice.

    No it's not, I'm afraid - BobK

    Have a nice day.
    Last edited by BobK; 20-Aug-2009 at 18:05.

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    Re: Can I use "that" instead of "where"?

    I suppose a few populists might be happy with 'where' in that context; journalists sometimes use it to save words. Anyway, while a usage may be beau it's never nice - uses 'OK', 'fine', 'grammatical', 'acceptable'....

    b

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