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    #1

    where

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLUuKSUqieQ

    In the beginning of this video, one man said of Alex Ferguson as follows:

    "You saw where particular individuals were starting to become far too important in their own right and he showed and demonstrated that he could do without them."

    What does the underlined part mean? Why is "where" used here?

    Thanks!

    Jason

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    #2

    Re: where

    where =

    - how
    - the situations in which

    in their own right =

    - not depending on Alex's status
    - regardless of Alex's ability

    Does it make sense now?
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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