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I would be grateful if you expert teachers could help me in teaching where and which as relative pronouns in relative clauses.
I cannot explain when we should use which or where as a relative pronoun for places.
Ex. Boulder ,which is at the foothills of the Rocky mountain, is a small city with population of about 90,000 people.
I cannot explain why which should be used instead of where as a relative pronoun of a place.
I myself feel at ease while I am using them. but I find it difficult to make my students understood. My explanation is that, we use which because it is the subject of adjectival clause. Am I right? Is there any better way to explain this?
Thanks for your time and help
hrsaneiMy explanation is that, we use which because it is the subject of adjectival clause. Am I right? Is there any better way to explain this?You are right. The relative pronouns which, that and who can act as the subject of a relative clause whereas where can't.
This is Boulder, which is a small town.
This is Boulder, in which he lives.
This is Boulder, where he lives.
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