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navi tasan

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Can one use 2 instead of 1:
1-It was in this shop that I met her first.
2-It was in this shop where I met her first.
 

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navi tasan said:
Can one use 2 instead of 1:
1-It was in this shop that I met her first.
2-It was in this shop where I met her first.

Both of those look okay to me.
 

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I'd go for something like 'This is the shop where I met her first' to avoid using 'in' with 'where', but I wouldn't say that sentence 2 is wrong. ;-)
 

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Exactly what I thought Tdol .... something about 'where' as a relative pronoun not liking prepositions. .... Still the original sentence sounds ok. However, that may be because we are used to listening to English spoken incorrectly.
 

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There are cases where the preposition would be wrong and 'which' would be used:
The town where I was born...
The town in which I was born
The town which I was born in...

That's why I would try to avoid it here, too. ;-)

BTW- nice to meet you. ;-)
 

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If that 'nice to meet you' was meant for me ..... Nice to meet you too. If it wasn't, well, it's nice to meet you anyway.
About the original post: I think I might even go so far as to say that the first sentence (the one with that) is the only correct possibility.
 

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Lib said:
If that 'nice to meet you' was meant for me ..... Nice to meet you too. If it wasn't, well, it's nice to meet you anyway.
About the original post: I think I might even go so far as to say that the first sentence (the one with that) is the only correct possibility.
The second is a bit dodgy.



BTW the nice to meet you was you. ;-))
 
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