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    #1

    Smile which or where

    Hello teachers

    Which one shoud I chose?

    1 The first place___we were taken to see was their workplace.
    A that B which C what D where

    2 This is the very room_____I slept in that evening.
    A that B which C where D at which

    I think where and which are correct answers to both . But I am not sure. please help me.

    By the way what does very room mean? Thank you!

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    Re: which or where

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry12345 View Post
    Hello teachers

    Which one shoud I chose? Neither one is necessary, but if I had to choose one, I would use "where" (location).

    1 The first place___we were taken to see was their workplace.
    A that B which C what D where

    2 This is the very room_____I slept in that evening.
    A that B which C where D at which

    I think where and which are correct answers to both . But I am not sure. please help me.

    By the way what does very room mean? "actual" Thank you!
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    Re: which or where

    I have to disagree with billmcd on the first one. I would choose "that" and some people would choose "which". In my opinion, "where" is not possible, partly due to the presence of "to see" later in the sentence, but mainly I just don't find it natural.

    I find the following three sentences natural:

    The first place [that] we were taken to see was their workplace.
    The first place [which] we were taken to see was their workplace.
    The first place we were taken to see was their workplace.

    The first place where we were taken to see was their workplace - I don't like this.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: which or where

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I have to disagree with billmcd on the first one. I would choose "that" and some people would choose "which". In my opinion, "where" is not possible, partly due to the presence of "to see" later in the sentence, but mainly I just don't find it natural.

    I find the following three sentences natural:

    The first place [that] we were taken to see was their workplace.
    The first place [which] we were taken to see was their workplace.
    The first place we were taken to see was their workplace.

    The first place where we were taken to see was their workplace - I don't like this.
    I'll meet you half way (or maybe two-thirds). I overlooked the "to see" and I agree it doesn't go well with "where", but without it I would still go with "where", as I said, because of "place we were taken" (location, and therefore "where"). I agree also that "that" is better than either "which" or "where".

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    Re: which or where

    Difficult!

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    Re: which or where

    I would like to have a try before checking teachers' reponses.

    1. where

    2. which

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry12345 View Post
    Hello teachers

    Which one shoud I chose?

    1 The first place___we were taken to see was their workplace.
    A that B which C what D where

    2 This is the very room_____I slept in that evening.
    A that B which C where D at which

    I think where and which are correct answers to both . But I am not sure. please help me.

    By the way what does very room mean? Thank you!

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