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    #1

    where

    Hi friends
    In the following sentence Can I omit the word where? I am studying re
    lative clauses.
    I come from a city where you can go dancing all night long.
    Thank you.

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    Re: where

    Quote Originally Posted by PERUVIANCAT View Post
    Hi friends
    In the following sentence Can I omit the word where? I am studying re
    lative clauses.
    I come from a city where you can go dancing all night long.
    Thank you.
    I wouldn't.

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    #3

    Re: where

    Not a teacher
    We can omit these pronouns: who, whom, which, that in defining relative clauses (no comma)
    - If it is followed by a clause
    - Unless it is before a verb or after a preposition
    Eg:
    1. The man whom you met yesterday is my uncle. => we can omit "whom" because this is a defining relative clause and it is followed by a clause.
    2. The doctor who treated me told me not to worry. => we can not omit "who" because it is followed by a verb.
    3. Miss White, whom I invited to my party, didn't come. => we can not omit "whom" because this is a non-defining relative clause (it has a comma).
    4. The people with whom I went on holiday were very kind. => we can not omit "whom" because it is after a preposition.
    In your case, I think "where" can not be omitted.
    Hope this help :)
    Last edited by ha179; 11-Jul-2011 at 03:14.

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