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    I went through Camille in 1969 and Katrina in 2005, where/when I lost everything.

    "I went through Hurricane Camille in 1969 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005, where I lost everything, and every other hurricane in between those two that came through," he said in a CNN iReport.

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    I would like to ask if I can replace the 'where' with 'when' without changing the meaning.

    Another related question, if I want to use 'during which time' to replace the 'where', would it be more correct to use 'during which times', considering we are talking about two incidents? Thank you.

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    Re: I went through Camille in 1969 and Katrina in 2005, where/when I lost everything.

    Yes, you can use "when" instead of "where."

    I don't think he is talking about "losing everything" both times. Only with Katrina.

    "During which times" is not natural if he meant he lost everything twice.

    If he meant only during Katrina he lost everything you could say "during which time," but why do that? It sounds unnatural.

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    Re: I went through Camille in 1969 and Katrina in 2005, where/when I lost everything.

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Yes, you can use "when" instead of "where."

    I don't think he is talking about "losing everything" both times. Only with Katrina.

    "During which times" is not natural if he meant he lost everything twice.

    If he meant only during Katrina he lost everything you could say "during which time," but why do that? It sounds unnatural.
    Do you mean the following sentence would sound unnatural to you?:

    I went through Hurricane Katrina in 2005, during which time I lost everything and had to move into a FEMA trailer afterwards.

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    Re: I went through Camille in 1969 and Katrina in 2005, where/when I lost everything.

    The English is OK, but I think most people would simply say "where" or "when" and not turn one word into a phrase.

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    Re: I went through Camille in 1969 and Katrina in 2005, where/when I lost everything.

    I would be happy enough if "during which" were used, but without "time".

    I went through Hurricane Katrina, during which I lost everything.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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