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    Use of 'which' and 'where'

    Dear teachers,

    Can you please tell me if 'which' and 'where' are used correctly in the following sentences?

    1) He works in a company which sells medical products.( Does 'which' refer to company and can I say this sentence without 'which'?)
    2) He moved to a city where I have never heard its name.

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    Re: Use of 'which' and 'where'

    I am not a teacher.

    1) Which does refer to the company. You can't simply omit 'which' but you can replace it by 'that'.

    2)Wrong. 'He moved to a city I have never heard of', or, 'He moved to a city whose name I have never heard (before)', or, ''He moved to a city the name of which I have never heard (before).' I am using 'heard' because it is in your original sentence, but it isn't clear whether you didn't hear the name, or whether you had never heard of the city. They are not the same thing.

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    Re: Use of 'which' and 'where'

    'Where' means 'at, in or to which' according to the Oxford Dictionaries.
    So 'He moved to a city where...' would mean 'He moved to a city in/to which...', which doesn't make sense in your context.

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