I came across this sentence while reading an article:

Four people were killed after a BMW from which they were traveling rammed into a truck.

My questions are:

  1. Is "from which" correct in this sentence and why?
  2. If "from which" is replaced by "in which" and "by which", are they also correct?

1 Answer 1


I would use "in which"

Four people were killed after a BMW in which they were traveling, rammed into a truck.

Or I wouldn't use "which" at all and rephrase the sentence in this way

Four people were killed after the BMW they were traveling in rammed into a truck.

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