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    attributive clause

    Hello!Your help is appreciated here.
    1. We stayed there for three years,during which time we developed our friendship.
    2.You'd better not go shopping after 8 o'oclock at night,by which time all the stores have been closed.
    Can we use "when " to replace "during which time " in sentence 1 and " by which time " in sentence 2?
    Thanks!

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    Re: attributive clause

    For 2, yes. For 1, I don't like it, as it fails to show the gradual nature a growing friendship.

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