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    #1

    It was in the library that/where Jane met Tom.

    1. It was in the library that Jane met Tom.

    2. It was in the library where Jane met Tom.



    Is sentence 2 grammatical?
    Last edited by wotcha; 05-Sep-2012 at 22:51.

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    #2

    Re: It was in the library that/where Jane met Tom.

    Which library did the murder take place in? It was in the library where Jane met Tom.

    If you just mean that Jane and Tom met for the first time in a library, then avoid this cleft construction and simply say "Jane met Tom in a library." (Or "the" if we have a shared from of reference.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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