Student or Learner
I've just heard an audio file in which an American English speaker says a phrase like the following one:
"The dialogue *where* they talk about the exam is an example of the informal register."
Is this usage of "where" to refer to abstract objects, like "phrase" and "audio file", [a] acceptable only in informal language, though incorrect, or [b] correct?
In other words, isn't the usage of "where" restricted to "physical places"?
[ dialogue where vs. dialogue in which on NGram ]
Last edited by Conatus; 11-Mar-2014 at 02:49.