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    when I have to use which Vs in which ( relative clauses ) in the following example

    6. I was impressed by the way she did it.
    a. which b. whom c. where d. in which

    The answer in this example is " in which " why we use in which not which ?

    what's the difference between which and in which in the previous example.

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    Re: when I have to use which Vs in which ( relative clauses ) in the following exampl

    Quote Originally Posted by Mohammad Sheef View Post
    6. I was impressed by the way …………… she did it.
    a. which
    b. whom
    c. where
    d. in which The answer in this example is "in which". Why do we use "in which", not "which"?

    What's the difference between "which" and "in which" in the previous example?

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    Welcome to the forum.

    The clue is in the words "the way". We say that we "do something in a certain way". Consequently, when you refer to that thing being done in that way, and you want to use "which", you need to include "in" before "which".

    The exercise should have given you another option - "None of them is required". Most native speakers would say "I was impressed with the way she did it".

    Please note my corrections above. Mark out all the words you're asking about in quotation marks. Don't put a space before a full stop, comma, question mark or exclamation mark. Remember, in future, that there is no need to thank us in advance. After we help you, thank us by clicking on the "Thank" button.
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    Re: when I have to use which Vs in which ( relative clauses ) in the following exampl

    And don't put a space after an opening quotation mark or before a closing one.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: when I have to use which Vs in which ( relative clauses ) in the following exampl

    A further option is to use a non-wh relative:

    "I was impressed by the way (that) she did it."

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