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    about a relative pronoun

    Could you tell me if this sentence is correct or not?

    "There was a pause in the conversation, during which I looked around the room."


    I understand that a relative pronoun can be used with a preposithion

    such as "in which" , "at which", but is "during which" common to use?


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    Re: about a relative pronoun

    The sentence is fine.
    However, this 'phraseology' is literary, what you would find in a book. A causal speaker would say, "...so I had a look around the room."


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    Re: about a relative pronoun

    Dear David L.


    Thank you very much for your explanation.

    I can understand well.

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