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    on which

    Celebrating mid-century DC, when the street on which it sits was lined with car dealerships and auto repair shops, the interior of this small-plates eatery features garage-style doors and old car parts.

    Does which refer to the street?
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    Re: on which

    No - it refers to the eatery.

    Where did you find this sentence?

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    Re: on which

    Yes. The eatery sits on the street.

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    Re: on which

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    No - it refers to the eatery.

    Where did you find this sentence?
    In a magazine,《Lonely planet》http://mustseeplaces.eu/places-to-vi...washington-dc/
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    Re: on which

    How can I know it is refer to the eatery?
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    Re: on which

    Quote Originally Posted by Maybo View Post
    How can I know it is refer to the eatery?
    It doesn't. It refers to the street. The street on which it sits is a more formal way to write the street which it sits on. We could also write ​the street it sits on.
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    Re: on which

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    It doesn't. It refers to the street. The street on which it sits is a more formal way to write the street which it sits on. We could also write ​the street it sits on.
    ​the street it sits on, it refers to the street? Can I say ​the street sits on?
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    Re: on which

    Quote Originally Posted by Maybo View Post
    ​the street it sits on, it refers to the street? Can I say ​the street sits on?
    No. It refers to the building containing the "eatery" (which means restaurant).

    You can't say The street sits on​ as a complete sentence. The street would have to sit on something else -- the ground, most likely.

    You can rewrite the street it sits on as "the street the eatery sits on".
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