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    #1

    that / where

    I have read a question in an exercise book:
    + This is a place _______ he told me he had met her here.
    a. that b. where
    I think answer 'b' is right, but some of my friends choose 'a'.
    Would you please help me to confirm the correct answer?
    Thanks in advance.

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    #2

    Re: that / where

    Quote Originally Posted by cheer965 View Post
    I have read a question in an exercise book:
    + This is a place _______ he told me he had met her here.
    a. that b. where
    I think answer 'b' is right, but some of my friends choose 'a'.
    Would you please help me to confirm the correct answer?
    Thanks in advance.
    Are you certain that it isn't written, "This is the place"? Are you sure that the sentence ends with "here"?

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    #3

    Re: that / where

    The sentence is written with 'here'. I think it's a problem to choose the answer.

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    #4

    Re: that / where

    I understand your confusion. It is difficult to answer a question when the question is incorrect. This is a place refers to any place, as in, "This is a place I could like". Your example refers to a specific place, the place where he met her. In addition, the final "here" doesn't belong in the sentence.

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    #5

    Re: that / where

    I choose 'where' because I explain to myself that
    "This is a place . He told me at this place that he had met her here."
    so "This is a place where he told me (that) he had met her here."

    Is my idea wrong?

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    #6

    Re: that / where

    Quote Originally Posted by cheer965 View Post
    I choose 'where' because I explain to myself that
    "This is a place . He told me at this place that he had met her here."
    so "This is a place where he told me (that) he had met her here."

    Is my idea wrong?
    There is no correct answer because the question is wrong.

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