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Hi teachers.

I have a couple of questions regarding the relative adverb "how"

Please look over the sentences below.

1. This is the way how I learn English. (×)

2. This is the way I English. (0)

3. This is how I learn English. (0).


I don't know why but I have learned that 'how' and 'the way' cannot be used together - I will appreciate if you can tell me why though.


4. This is the way in which I learned English. (0)

5. This is the way which I learn English in. (?)

6. This is the way that I English.(?)

7. This is the way that I take. (0)

8. This is the way how I take (?)


Many thanks in advance teachers.

You guys have been better advisors to me than any other grammar book. 🙂

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Michelle ChaI don't know why but I have learned that 'how' and 'the way' cannot be used together - I will appreciate if you can tell me why though.

That's true. We have 'person who', 'thing that', 'time when', and 'place where', but not 'way how'. It's just a combination that's missing from English. There is no logical reason for it.

Michelle Cha5. This is the way which I learn English in. (?)

Strange. Not wrong but highly unexpected and unnatural.

Michelle Cha6. This is the way that I learn English.(?)

Good.

Michelle Cha8. This is the way how I take (?)

No, because 'way' means 'path' here. It's like 'path that', so it can't be 'way how'.

CJ