Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Zhuang
      • Home Country:
      • Bangladesh
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Oct 2012
    • Posts: 196
    #1

    In this sentence, the writer is using six words to express a meaning where one word w

    In this sentence, the writer is using six words to express a meaning where one word will do.

    In this sentence, the meaning is understandable, but I doubt whether WHERE can be used in this way.

    WHERE as a relative pronoun can replace IN/ON/AT/TO WHICH, but in the sentence above it seems that none fits.

  2. Moderator
    Retired English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 28,595
    #2

    Re: In this sentence, the writer is using six words to express a meaning where one wo

    It can also mean 'for which'.

  3. charliedeut's Avatar
    VIP Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Spanish
      • Home Country:
      • Spain
      • Current Location:
      • Spain

    • Join Date: Oct 2009
    • Posts: 5,550
    #3

    Re: In this sentence, the writer is using six words to express a meaning where one wo

    Quote Originally Posted by nelson13 View Post
    In this sentence, the writer is using six words to express a meaning where one word will do.

    In this sentence, the meaning is understandable, but I doubt whether WHERE can be used in this way.

    WHERE as a relative pronoun can replace IN/ON/AT/TO WHICH, but in the sentence above it seems that none fits.
    There is your "in". In this sentence, where one word will (or would) do to express a meaning, the writer is using six words.

    As you see, I have changed the order of the words in the sentence. Hope it is clearer now.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •