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    Question which problem

    Have anyone help me to explain the meaning and usage of the following items ?

    1. of which

    2. at which

    3. in which

    4. for which

    5. ___ which (teach me if know)

    Please give example for easy understand. Thank You!

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    Re: which problem

    The preposition just depends on the context:
    There are ten companies bidding for the contract, of which only five have a good chance. = of these companies
    I was in a situation in which it was hard to know what to do. = in this situation
    The preposition is ruled not by the word 'which', but by other elements in the sentence.

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    Re: which problem

    Thanks

    but i still have misunderstanding.

    When use of, in etc in the sentence? Have any rules to follow?

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    Re: which problem

    This is a huge and complex area. Prepositions can show location, time, etc, and they can also be used to connect nouns, verb, etc, and in the last case, there are few rules and the choice is a question of collocation (we do it because everybody else does). 'Of', for example, can show possession or ownership or simply be used as a neutral connector.

    A very good site that could help is http://view.byu.edu - here you can enter a word and choose the preposition option and it will search a huge database for real examples of that word in context with prepositions.

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