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how to interpret a question with a 'where' in the sentence

I am a bit confused on how to intepret a question like the following which has a where in it. The question is List all towns where Tom stayed 8 weeks or more outside his home town. I'm not sure if ...
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The meaning of "whereunto"?

What is the meaning of "whereunto" here? Dionysius the elder, after having, by a tedious siege and elty of Dionysius through exceeding great difficulties, taken the city of Reggio, the ...
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Is it correct to use where in a sentence like this? [duplicate]

I don't want you to do things where you put your hand on the back of my head. I saw this use of where and wondering is it right use or "when" should use in stead of where.
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I can't tell the difference between the area of where and the area where [closed]

Conservation: a People Centred Approach By Francis Gilbert, Hilary Gilbert The impact of climate change on animals and plants interacts with habitat loss and fragmentation. This is because the main ...
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What is the grammatically correct sentence (which or where)? [closed]

Of these two sentences, is there a grammatically correct sentence? This is the point beyond where we have never been. This is the point beyond which we have never been. and if possible, I would like ...
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Using “at” at the end of “where” questions

Is there any difference in meaning between these two sentences? Is it only a matter of style? 1. Where are you? 2. Where are you at?
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clause with "where"

Here is the question sentence: I've got a slim friend from London where is the financial center of the UK. I just feel confused about the word "where". Is it right? Or should I change it for "which"...
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Does any grammar (book or theory) classify 'where' and 'when' as pronouns?

(1) A: Where are you from? B: I'm from the U.S. (2) A: When do you leave? B: I leave a week from tomorrow/July 7th/this coming Sunday. Traditional grammar classifies where and when in (1) and (2) as ...
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How to choose between "where" and "when" after the expression "There hasn't been a moment...."? [duplicate]

There hasn't been a moment where/when science has ceased to amaze me. What do I choose? I have also seen use of "that" in some cases: There hasn't been a time that I haven't loved you.
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"Where" vs "Where...to..."

In many languages, there is a different word for "Where" and "Where-to" (German "Wo" vs "Wohin", Spanish "Dónde" vs "Adónde", Hungarian "Hol" vs "Hova"...) Now, "Where-to" and "Whither", though ...
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"What place are you going to?" or "Where are you going?"

If I ask the question "Where are you going?", is it okay for me to say, "What place are you going to?" or "To what place are you going?" instead?
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What does "where" refer to in this sentence?

I'm not sure about the meaning of this sentence. are laws protecting shopkeepers in the U.S. or japan? "Retailing is twice as productive in the U.S. as in Japan, where laws protect shopkeepers from ...
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Multiple pronunciations of "where"

I've been an Australian English speaker my whole life but this was pointed out to me recently. Apparently I've been pronouncing "where" differently or incorrectly? Most of the people around me ...
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Explanation for misuse of 'where' in a main clause

I'm editing a paper and the author (native German) has written several instances of 'where' at the beginning of a sentence as a main clause. He means to explain the symbols in the equation that ...
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Relative pronouns "where" and "when": where can they be omitted?

I know the "omitting-rules" regarding the relative pronouns who/which/that and whose. How does it work with where and when? In the first sentence I cannot omit where but I can easily omit when in the ...
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usage of where in a sentence [closed]

I am not pretty sure how I could use where in this case: In this video, you will see where are the favorite places for the zander to hide and where is it floundering during the day and at night. ...
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When and if to use "What are you at now?"?

I wonder if "What are you at now?" is correct grammatically to use, in this format and context. Two concerns that I have: Ending with "at" I am not ending the question with the "at". However, I am ...
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Is it When or where in this sentence? [duplicate]

We all have a moment in our life where something happens and that change the course of our life.
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Can "where" be used as a subordinate conjunction in place of "on which" when the location is logical rather than physica?

This is in a technical document. The sentence currently reads: With whole-object protection, all the data for each object in a replicated namespace is maintained on each HCP system in a ...
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Starting a sentence with "WHERE" [closed]

I wonder if it's grammatically or stylistically correct to start a sentence with "Where" e.g. Where the wardrobe is, there is no dust" It sounds a bit weird to my ear but I don't know exactly why....
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Why is "where" used in this sentence?

A student showed me the following sentence in her English textbook. She asked me to clarify why where is used in the sentence. Since I cannot read Japanese, can someone please explain why? I have been ...
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"When" or "Where" when refering to scenario?

In a sentence like, "This bias may not be acceptable in all scenarios, especially where/when recall is important," which of where/when should be used?
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What is the difference between "Where something is?" and "Where is something?" [closed]

for example: what is the difference between "Where America is?" and "Where is America?" ?
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"I don't have what to do/where to put it"

Lately I've heard a couple people using the words "what" and "where" in a strange way. They would say things like: "I don't have what to do" or "I don't have where to put it". I'm pretty sure this ...
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Fixed issue where or that?

What is correct? "I have fixed an issue where contracts are not saved into the database." or "I have fixed an issue that contracts are not saved into the database." The context The ...
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Are “where” subclauses acceptable?

In mathematical texts, but not only there, one often first names an object and then explains what it is in a “where” clause, for example: “Let x and y be any two numbers from a set M of natural ...
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Using 'at' with 'where'

A recent question asked about the impropriety of "Where's it at?" The question started me thinking about when at is allowed with where. My first thought was that ne'er the two should meet: at is ...
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Usage of "that", "where" and "which"

I'm Turkish. Is the sentence below correct? Information: There is an exception. It is used or defined in the module. And my field specifies this information. Sentence: This field specifies the ...
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Where there are

I want to have a sentence like this: In addition, to efficiently calculate f(t) after adding an item x at position p, where there are q relevant items before, we can use Eq. 3. Is this grammatically ...
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Comma before where when the clause is at the end of the sentence

Please tell me if I should place a comma before the word where in the two sentences below. I would like to work for you since I’m interested in working in a leading international school with ...
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Usage of the word "where" [duplicate]

I am not a native speaker. So please excuse my "silly" question. I have learned in my school that one can only use the word "where" in contexts describing locations, positions [or directions]. But I ...
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Should I use "where" or "that" in this context?

Is it appropriate to use "where" in this sentence: "They made me testify. Sometimes they asked questions where you'd think: Are you crazy to ask this?"
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where vs in which [duplicate]

I found this sentence in a dictionary: A nursery is a place where children who are not old enough to go to school are looked after. I want to know if in which can be used instead of where.
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An era of intelligent machines where vs an era of intelligent machines when [duplicate]

I'm writing a essay and I haven't really studied or have had to use proper grammar in years now. For the following sentence: We are now in a era of intelligent machines where Amazon has drones and ...
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Should I use "when" or "where" in this sentence? [closed]

I am glad to have met you on Wednesday last week where we discussed... OR: I am glad to have met you on Wednesday last week when we discussed...
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"in which" vs "where" [duplicate]

In the aftermath of the space shuttle Challenger explosion, where seven crew members were killed, the NASA program underwent a massive examination of priorities. My SAT grammar book claims that where ...
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"A dream where I was walking" vs. "a dream when I was walking"

I often find it hard to choose between "where" and "when". For instance: One time, I had a dream when I was walking... One time, I had a dream where I was walking... Should I use when, ...
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Are "when", "where" and "of" equally valid after "to include the case..."?

What are the rules for the usage of this construct? For example, suppose you've written a StackExchange answer, and later you decided edit it so that your proposed solution handles an additional case....
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"In cases when" vs. "in cases where"

This is one I struggle with from time to time. Which is better? Methodology X is more suitable in cases where users' needs are well understood up front. Methodology X is more suitable in cases ...
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"It was from that moment where" vs. "it was from that moment when"

Now that I think about it, it was from that moment where I started to have doubts about him. Would it be better to use the word "when" instead of "where," or are they both equally valid word ...
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