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My teacher asked me to explain why did I use "that" in the first sentence and "where" in the second.
1. I love the small town that we visited last week.
2. I love the small town where I lived during my childhood.(is "that" also possible here?)
(I guess: the first sentence is a that clause, "visited"is not a verb, and the second one is a descriptive sentence )
Will my teacher be happy with such a simple explanation like this?
I need advice! Would anyone help?
Great thanks in advance!
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Hi,

I love the small town that we visited last week. <--- You visited the town
I love the small town that I lived during my childhood. <--- No, you don't live a town. You live in a town. So you could say:

I love the small town in which I lived during my childhood.
I love the small town (which/that) I lived in during my childhood. (You can leave out "which" or "that")
I love the small town where I lived during my childhood. (where = in which)

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Great thanks!
KooyeenHi,

I love the small town that we visited last week. <--- You visited the town

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Hi Dear Kooyeen sir,

Can "that" be replaced with "which" in the sentence?

as: I love the small town which we visited last week.

Thanks one more time!
Nokia88My teacher asked me to explain why did I use "that" in the first sentence and "where" in the second.
1. I love the small town that we visited last week.
2. I love the small town where I lived during my childhood.(is "that" also possible here?)
(I guess: the first sentence is a that clause, "visited"is not a verb, and the second one is a descriptive sentence )
Will my teacher be happy with such a simple explanation like this?
I need advice! Would anyone help?
Great thanks in advance!
Hi Nokia88,

When we talk about context involving places, we may use [that], [which] or [where] depending on the context. They are not exactly interchangeable.

I can say: “I love the town I was growing up in when I was a kid, where people were friendly and everyone knew each other. – only where is possible here.

Or, “I like the condo that/ which you showed me yesterday”. – In this context, “where” is not the proper relative word but “that / which” is.
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Hi, Goodman...

I've got the whole picture now!

Thank you so much and with best regard!