I wasn't sure, but the sentence is "Very few Fairy Tail members often came by the town in which Sabertooth was." is the phrase 'in which' being used correctly? And Fairy Tail along with Sabertooth are places, they are both guilds.

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    While "in which" is correct, "where" is much better. – Peter Shor Dec 24 '16 at 16:13
  • "In which" is not the problem. "Very" is almost always unnecessary; "fairy tales" is usually spelled as such (although you may have special reason for the variant); and "often" is odd if it rarely happens. So, noting Peter Shor's suggestion, you might wish to write something like this: "Few Fairy Tale members came to the town where Sabertooth was." However, these are stylistic considerations, and there is nothing wrong with the sentence as you have written it. – Mark Hubbard Dec 24 '16 at 16:22
  • Hyperbole is common to children's stories. "Very" or even "Very, very" helps slow down the pace so that younger brains can keep up with the action. – Stu W Dec 24 '16 at 17:11
  • Yes, but I think this is yet another example where preposition stranding is preferable to fronting: Very few Fairy Tail members often came by the town Sabertooth was in. I can't see anything wrong with "very". – BillJ Dec 24 '16 at 17:22
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    I agree that often sounds weird here, but I don't think the reason has to do with few members. Often wants to modify a habitual expression. "often used to come" is one way to provide it. There are other adverbs that can work with non-progressive verbs, such as habitually, frequently, normally, and usually. – Phil Sweet Dec 24 '16 at 17:43

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