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    #1

    one question

    Hi teachers

    A:Where did you meet Harry the other day?
    B: I think it was at Jill's place ( ) she threw that party.

    a) when
    b) where
    c) in which
    d) which

    I'm wodering which is the more appropriate answer, a) or b).

    please give me your opinions and explanations.

    Thanks regards!
    Last edited by Grinkl; 07-Jul-2008 at 19:05.

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    Re: one question

    Quote Originally Posted by Grinkl View Post
    Hi teachers

    A:Where did you meet Harry the other day?
    B: I think it was at Jill's place ( ) she threw that party.

    a) when
    b) where
    c) in which
    d) which

    I'm wondering which is the more appropriate answer, a) or b).

    please give me your opinions and explanations.

    Thanks regards!
    when

    A's question asks where and B answers it in the first part of 'his' sentence. So it would be odd to add 'where she threw that party'.
    "when" sounds more natural to me. B is adding a 'when' answer after answering the 'where' question.
    Others may disagree, and perhaps this is not a good test question. But if everyone chooses "when", it is a good question.

    People have a strong tendency to give more information than they are asked to give.


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    Re: one question

    You already answered where (Jill's place). So, the the one making sense woud be " when she threw the party). In that way you are hightlighting the time at what the event took place.

    A:Where did you meet Harry the other day?
    B: I think it was at Jill's place when she threw that party.

    (I'm not an Englih teacher)


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    Re: one question

    Quote Originally Posted by Grinkl View Post

    A:Where did you meet Harry the other day?
    B: I think it was at Jill's place, where she threw that party.
    I think 'where', since the question is about a place. The where-clause gives further clarification and it should be separated from the main clause with a comma.

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    Re: one question

    Quote Originally Posted by Grinkl View Post
    Hi teachers

    A:Where did you meet Harry the other day?
    B: I think it was at Jill's place ( ) she threw that party.

    a) when
    b) where
    c) in which
    d) which
    a) when

    The person responding to the question answered the question (where) then added additional information (when). It's a typical interchange.


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