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    A place which we can stay or A place which we can stay in?

    1.(a)We need a place where we can stay.
    ..(b)We need a place (that) we can stay.(no preposition at the end of clause) (copied from oxford practical English usage book)

    2.(a)We need a house where we can stay.
    ..(b)We need a house (that) we can stay in.
    ..(c)We need a house which we can stay in.
    ..(d)We need a house in which we can stay.

    questions, 1.Why are prepositions not used when antecedent is 'place'? (like 1.(b) )

    .............2.If we use 'which' with antecedent 'place', What are the correct noun clauses given below?
    ..........................Nc1. A place which we can stay. (no preposition at the end) or
    ..........................Nc1. A place which we can stay in. or
    ..........................Nc3. A place in which we can stay.
    Last edited by Dinusha; 25-Sep-2014 at 17:31.

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    Re: A place which we can stay or A place which we can stay in?

    "We need a place where we can stay" is probably the most common usage. Stick with that one and you won't go wrong.


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