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    relative clauses

    Hi, everyone.My qs are:

    1.Like proper nouns or possessive adj+n (mostly)before relative pronouns, can I say what comes after games or sport nouns(e.g.The computer games,Horse riding,Football....etc.) tends to be a non-defining relative clause?
    e.g.Horse riding,which is Andy's favorite sport, is dangerous.

    2.As I know,the relative adv "where"must be preceded by a place noun and followed by subject.But what about this sentence?
    "The house which I bought is very expensive." Can I use "where" instead.
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    #2

    Re: relative clauses

    1. Possibly. "Which is Andy's favorite sport" is a non-defining clause.

    2. No. "Where" does not work there.

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    Re: relative clauses

    But why I can't use "where" instead of "which" in 2 ? That's the question.

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    Re: relative clauses

    Because 'where' means 'in or to which place' ── quoted from http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/where

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: relative clauses

    Quote Originally Posted by tigertiger View Post
    Hi, everyone. (Space after a full stop) My questions are:

    1. (Space here) Like proper nouns or possessive adj+n (mostly) (space after a closing bracket) before relative pronouns, can I say what comes after games or sport nouns (space before an opening bracket) (e.g. (space here) The computer games, (Space after a comma) horse riding, (space here) football etc.) tends to be a non-defining relative clause?
    e.g. (Space here) Horse riding, (space here) which is Andy's favorite sport, is dangerous.

    2. (Space here) As I know, (space here) the relative adverb "where" (space here) must be preceded by a place noun and followed by subject, but what about this sentence?
    "The house which I bought is very expensive." Can I use "where" instead?
    See my amendments above in red.

    You need to work on your punctuation and the spacing around your punctuation. Follow these rules at all times:

    - Put a space after every comma, full stop, question mark and exclamation mark.
    - Put a space before an opening bracket but no space directly after it.
    - Do not put a space before a closing bracket but put a space directly after it (unless it's followed by a full stop).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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