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    #1

    restrictive relative clause - where

    Hi,

    1- A florist is a shop where/in which flowers are sold.

    a- A florist is a shop selling flowers in it.
    b- A florist is a shop sold flowers in it.



    2-
    I found a book on which it is written '35'.

    a- I found a book writing '35' on it.
    b- I found a book written '35' on it.

    I just wanted to learn how to restrict 'where' relative clause and I made up 4 altertative sentences. Could you please tell me whether the alternartives (1a, 1b and 2a, 2b) are grammatically OK or not?

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: restrictive relative clause - where

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Hi,

    1- A florist is a shop where/in which flowers are sold.
    a- A florist is a shop selling flowers in it.
    b- A florist is a shop sold flowers in it.



    2- I found a book on which it is written '35'.
    a- I found a book writing '35' on it.
    b- I found a book written '35' on it.

    I just wanted to learn how to restrict 'where' relative clause and I made up 4 altertative sentences. Could you please tell me whether the alternartives (1a, 1b and 2a, 2b) are grammatically OK or not?

    Thanks.
    A florist's is a shop where flowers are sold.
    A florist's is a shop in which flowers are sold.
    A florist's is a shop selling flowers.

    I found a book on which "35" was/had been written.
    I found a book with "35" written on it.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 07-Sep-2013 at 19:47.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: restrictive relative clause - where

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Hi,

    1- A florist is a shop where/in which flowers are sold.

    a- A florist is a shop selling flowers in it.
    b- A florist is a shop sold flowers in it.



    2-
    I found a book on which it is written '35'.

    a- I found a book writing '35' on it.
    b- I found a book written '35' on it.

    I just wanted to learn how to restrict 'where' relative clause and I made up 4 altertative sentences. Could you please tell me whether the alternartives (1a, 1b and 2a, 2b) are grammatically OK or not?

    Thanks.
    I just wanted to add that in AmE, "florist" normally refers to a person, not a shop.

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