# Thread: restrictive relative clause - where

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.

2. ## Re: restrictive relative clause - where

Originally Posted by aysaa
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.

3. ## Re: restrictive relative clause - where

Originally Posted by aysaa
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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