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    which/in which

    Dear all,

    "the way in which somebody/something is described or defined"
    "the way which somebody/something is described or defined"

    which sentence is more correct and why?

    Thank you guys

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    Re: which/in which

    Quote Originally Posted by idiotmike View Post
    Dear all,

    "the way in which somebody/something is described or defined"
    "the way which somebody/something is described or defined"

    which sentence is more correct and why?

    Thank you guys
    Neither of them is a sentence.
    I wouldn't use the second phrasing.

    I don't like the way she was described. OK
    I don't like the way that she was described. OK
    I don't like the way in which she was described. OK
    * I don't like the way which she was described. Not good.

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    Re: which/in which

    John described her in a terrible way.

    The way in which someone is described tells a lot about the person who does the description.

    John was born in this room
    This is the room in which John was born.

    preposition + relative pronoun. In a formal style prepositions come before the realtive pronoun.

    Neither a teacher nor a native English speaker.

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