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    #1

    to which I belong?

    Hello, teachers.

    I've found the following:

    1. This is the group which I belong to.

    The reference book says "You can't move 'to' in front of the relative pronoun 'which' in this case."

    Is that so? Is the following #2 wrong? If so, would you tell me why?

    2. This is the group to which I belong.

    By the way, #3 in the following is correct, right?

    3. This is the group I belong to.


    Thank you very much in advance for your help.

    yam.

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    #2

    Re: to which I belong?

    #2 is fine, but #3 is most natural.

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    #3

    Re: to which I belong?

    #2 would work in formal contexts, but in informal ones it would sound odd.

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