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ajtokyo

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Hello. I was hoping someone could help with this question.

This is a place _______ people can easily reach to find refreshment.

1. in which 2. what 3. where 4. which

The book says that the correct answer is 4. which. However, I feel 3. where, is a possible correct answer.

Would anyone be able to help me with why 'where' shouldn't be used in this example?
 

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I actually think "where" is better. But none of them are needed. When a relative pronoun is not the subject of a relative clause, it can usually be omitted.
 

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This is a place _______ people can easily reach to find refreshment.
'Which' is correct though, as Mike said, it can be omitted.

In my opinion, where is incorrect.

This is a place which/that/- people can easily reach to find refreshment
This is a place where people can easily go to find refreshment
 

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In AE, "which" is frowned upon for restrictive clauses. "That" would work for me.
 
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