I would like to know if I have used "from where" and "from which" in the following sentence correctly.

  1. China, from where foreign companies are shifting their operations away, has been hurt badly this year by the tariffs.

  2. China, from which most investors shy away, is not a fast-growing market anymore.

  • @BellaSwan How about this one: There was a basketball on my closet, from which I took it down and looked at it closely. – Chien Te Lu Jul 17 at 1:56
  • This one is also correct – Bella Swan Jul 17 at 4:44
  • @BellaSwan I am wondering whether "from where" is better in the sentence above. – Chien Te Lu Jul 18 at 2:26
  • I'd beg to differ, because "where" is usually used for a real place. Closet is usually considered an object rather than a place, hence "which" will be used. – Bella Swan Jul 18 at 4:31
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    I agree with you. So, let me make this clear 1. There was a pen on the table, from which I picked it up and examined it closely. (Table as an object) 2. There was a pen under the table, from where I picked it up and examined it closely. (under table as a place) Is this correct? – Chien Te Lu Jul 18 at 5:02

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