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    What are some ways + clause?

    Dear Teachers,
    Today I watched an English video clip, in which the host said,"...Since you have learned the meaning of the idiom, what are some ways you might hear it in conversation?..." I don't understand the sentence pattern "what are some ways..." here. I don't think "way" means "method/manner"here. According to the context, it probably means "In what situations might you hear it in conversation?" But I'm not sure. Even if I am right, I still want to know more about the expression. Can I say "what are some ways that/which/where you might hear it in conversation?" I mean,is it right to use the linking words like that/which/where? My question is whether it's correct or wrong,besides necessary or not. Please help me!
    I look forward to your reply.
    Thanks a lot
    yours
    Japanjapan

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    Re: What are some ways + clause?

    It is correct. In the original, the speaker just "dropped" the relative pronoun "that", but you can include it if you want.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: What are some ways + clause?

    Thanks for your time.
    1. so my understanding of the meaning is right, it does mean "in what situations".
    2. "that" is correct, the word is just omitted here because it is informal.
    3. In my thread, I mentioned "which" and "where", are they correct? according to your reply, I'm not sure, probably not, please clarify it for me.
    Thanks again.
    Japanjapan
    (other teachers' help is welcome and appreciated, please. )

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    Re: What are some ways + clause?

    1 Yes
    2/3 that/which and no relative are fine. I wouldn't use where.

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