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quote from previous post....

This is the bag in which I put my sandwich = This is the bag which/that I put my sandwich in.
The man of which we speak is sitting right over there = The man whom/that we speak of is sitting right over there.
I shall return the money to the person to which it belongs = I shall return the money to the person (which/that) it belongs to.


Here, I am confused with this sentence..

"This time-honoured training method is used extensively in industry and is the method currently used on our production lines. It calls for trainees to learn manipulative tasks in which a sequence of movements has to be mastered."

Any grammatical mistake in the bolted sentence? should we use "which" instead of "in which" in this sentence?

Thank you for your reply.

Friday, 21 September, 2007 1:53:00
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In the first three there's a mistake:

I shall return the money to the person to whom it belongs. = I shall return the money to the person (who(m) / that) it belongs to.
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... tasks in which a sequence ...

Should we use "which" instead of "in which"? No. "in which" is correct.
A sequence of movements has to be mastered in (doing) these tasks.

CJ
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Here is my try:

Here, I am confused with this sentence..

"This time-honoured training method is used extensively in industry and the method is currently used on our production lines. It calls for trainees to learn manipulative tasks in manipulative tasks, in the course of it /which a sequence of movements has to be mastered."

Which modifies manipulative tasks here. In belongs to in the task or in the course of task. It doesn't show any direction. No, to me you can't use which instead of in which.

Edit: Sorry CJ, I didn't see you.
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