- Mar 31, 2008
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He lives in a village where there are no shops.
When who, which, where, etc are used in this way, they are called relative pronouns.
Michael Swan, Practical English Usage fourth edition, Section 21
the hotel where they were staying
When, where and why used in this way are called relative adverbs.
A.J. Thomson & A.V. Martinet, A Practical English Grammar fourth edition, Page 83
I believe Swan has loosely classified all these relative words as relative pronouns and A Practical English Grammar is more accurate there. What do you think?