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    Name a place that you might see scaffolding

    Hello all forum users!

    A scaffold is a structure of interconnected pipes and boards that creates a frame or shape. Name a place that you might see scaffolding, Neil.

    They are usually put up around houses when builders are working on the roof.

    In my opinion, "Name a place that you might see scaffolding" means that one person is asking another one to state a place where he/she might see scaffolding put up.

    Name a place that you might see scaffolding =? Name a place where you might see scaffolding.

    'that' in "Name a place that you might see scaffolding" means casual daily speech.

    What is your opinion?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Name a place that you might see scaffolding

    Use a place where you might see scaffolding.

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    Re: Name a place that you might see scaffolding

    Is 'Name a place that you might see scaffolding" used in American English?


    Could someone provide more details?

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    Re: Name a place that you might see scaffolding

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    Is 'Name a place that you might see scaffolding" used in American English?
    Your sentence seems to need 'at' at the end: "Name a place that you might see scaffolding at." It doesn't sound natural to me.
    "Name a place at which you might see scaffolding." = "Name a place which you might see scaffolding at."
    'Where' is much more natural.

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    Re: Name a place that you might see scaffolding

    I wouldn't use "at" at the end of that sentence, regardless of whether it used "that", "which" or "where".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Name a place that you might see scaffolding

    I can see that other people prefer "where" but in my opinion, "that "is okay.

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    Re: Name a place that you might see scaffolding

    I heard that 'that' can be used under certain conditions in colloquial speech.

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    Re: Name a place that you might see scaffolding

    Certainly but without an example, I can't tell you when.

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    Re: Name a place that you might see scaffolding

    In this sentence, the focus is on the where-ness. That's why I consider the relative adverb where as more appropriate.

    a place that... works when the focus is on the which-ness.

    a place that reminds you of your childhood

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    Re: Name a place that you might see scaffolding

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    In this sentence, the focus is on the where-ness. That's why I consider the relative adverb where as more appropriate.
    I don't disagree. But in my opinion, "that" is also acceptable.

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