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    #1

    IN WHAT

    Hi,

    What does “in what” mean in the following sentence?

    - There used to be a factory in what is now a nightclub.

    Does it mean ''once there was a factory, but it is now a nightclub?'' I also do not understand what 'in' before 'what' functions.

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: IN WHAT

    I take 'in what' to mean 'in the place which'.

    Not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: IN WHAT

    I would be more specific and say that it means "in the building which". "Place" could be taken to me "locality/area/town etc".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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