Hi,

This is a case where "affect" is used incorrectly.

I instinctively use "where" in this construction.

But I keep coming across postings in which students claim they have been taught never to use "where" like this.

So on proofreading, of late, I often "correct" my error.

How egregious is this "error"?

I'm thinking that in scientific formulas, the usage is legendary:

Newton's Second Law Of Motion may be expressed as "F=MA," where "F" is the applied force etc.

It seems very unnatural to substitute "in which" here. Emotion: thinking

Many thanks,

- A.
AvangiHow egregious is this "error"?
I'm thinking that in scientific formulas, the usage is legendary:
Newton's Second Law Of Motion may be expressed as "F=MA," where "F" is the applied force etc.
In my opinion it's not an error.

CJ
It's not wrong.
Students: We have free audio pronunciation exercises.
Thanks, CJ and CSnyder.