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    doubt is in using clause like

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    my doubt is in using clause like wherein

    ex. : 1. the meetinng wherein we may call ( person name)-------

    & 2. the meetinng where we may call ( person name) in

    which out of above said two sentances is right and which is wrong?

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    Re: doubt is in using clause like

    It's not so much a question of right and wrong to me, but of whether it's appropriate. It's a formal word and there doesn't seem to be a need to use it there. If it's not a formal context, then I would not use it; formal language used in a non-formal context can look out of place.

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    Re: doubt is in using clause like

    Quote Originally Posted by vinod View Post
    sir
    my doubt is in using clause like wherein

    ex. : 1. the meetinng wherein we may call ( person name)-------

    & 2. the meetinng where we may call ( person name) in

    which out of above said two sentances is right and which is wrong?
    I'll make a few assumptions in order to answer your question.

    You could say:
    Let's have a meeting where we can call Mr Wilson in. Yes
    * Let's have a meeting wherein we can call Mr Wilson.
    No.

    You will almost certainly never have to use "wherein".

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