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    where/which/either could be used

    I was doing the quiz on the ESL but failed to find any explanations relating to the subject.

    Q1 -
    Stratford is the town ____ Shakespeare was born in.

    Ans: either could be used here

    Q2 - The hotel ____ we stayed was good.

    Ans: where

    Why couldn't we use 'which' for Q2?
    "The hotel which we stayed was good." sounds alright for me, no?

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    Re: where/which/either could be used

    Quote Originally Posted by jasveron View Post
    I was doing the quiz on the ESL but failed to find any explanations relating to the subject.

    Q1 -
    Stratford is the town ____ Shakespeare was born in.

    Ans: either could be used here
    It would be unusual to use 'where' here, given the 'in' at the end. ('Where' = 'in which')
    You could use neither and just say, "Stratford is the town Shakespeare was born in."

    Q2 - The hotel ____ we stayed was good.

    Ans: where

    Why couldn't we use 'which' for Q2?
    For the same reason. You need 'in'. 'Where" or 'in which'.

    "The hotel which we stayed was good." sounds alright for me, no?
    No.
    By the way, your title "where/which/either could be used"

    gives a choice of where, which and either. You need something like "where/which - either could be used."

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