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1. 22:00 is usually the time I come back home.

2. 22:00 is usually the time when I come back home.


Which one is correct and why?

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kenny1999Which one is correct

The first one.

kenny1999and why?

"Time when" has a redundant feel to it, and if you want to suppose that there is an omission in the first, it's "at which", not "when": "Ten is the time at which I come back home." (You can't start a sentence with a numeral.) But including "at which" is not very natural.

kenny1999

1. 22:00 is usually the time I come back home.

2. 22:00 is usually the time when I come back home.


Which one is correct and why?


1. 22:00 is usually the time I come back home.

2. 22:00 is usually the time when I come back home.


They are both correct and interchangeable, and have the same meaning.

There's a slight difference in the grammar of the underlined relative clauses: [1] is a 'bare' relative, while [2] is a wh relative.


You could also have a that relative: perfectly grammatical and again with the same meaning:


3. 22:00 is usually the time that I come back home.