WHERE (relative clause)

WHERE (relative clause)

Point 78 in the category of CLAUSES is described as:

defining relative clauses with ‘where’ to define nouns referring to place.

For example:

Her laptop computer is on the top of the desk where it is easy for her to reach.

PELIC STUDENT: Chinese, Female, Level 3, Writing Class.


*One could argue that ‘where’ could refer to a situation and not just a physical place, and still have the same or higher level of complexity.


A search in iWeb for:

_NN where _NN _VV

1 PLACE WHERE PEOPLE COME 316
2 PLACE WHERE PEOPLE WANT 249
3 PLACE WHERE PEOPLE GO 220
4 PLACES WHERE PEOPLE LIVE 190
5 ENVIRONMENT WHERE PEOPLE FEEL 178
6 ENVIRONMENT WHERE STUDENTS FEEL 143
7 PLACES WHERE PEOPLE WANT 137
8 PLACE WHERE PEOPLE FEEL 131
9 ENVIRONMENT WHERE EMPLOYEES FEEL 124
10 PLACE WHERE DREAMS COME 114
11 PLACE WHERE PEOPLE LIVE 104
12 GAME WHERE PLAYERS TAKE 95
13 PLACE WHERE PEOPLE GATHER 95
14 WORLD WHERE PEOPLE LIVE 80
15 PLACES WHERE PEOPLE GO 75
16 AREAS WHERE PEOPLE LIVE 72
17 PLACE WHERE PEOPLE GET 68
18 PLACES WHERE PEOPLE GATHER 65
19 ENVIRONMENT WHERE PEOPLE WANT 59
20 CULTURE WHERE PEOPLE FEEL 58
21 PLACE WHERE PEOPLE SHARE 54
22 ENVIRONMENT WHERE CHILDREN FEEL 49
23 CULTURE WHERE EMPLOYEES FEEL 46
24 PLACE WHERE STUDENTS LEARN 45
25 PLACE WHERE PEOPLE LOVE 44
26 ENVIRONMENT WHERE STUDENTS LEARN 42
27 PLACE WHERE STUDENTS FEEL 42
28 PROGRAM WHERE STUDENTS LEARN 42
29 WORLD WHERE PEOPLE WANT 40
30 PLACE WHERE PEOPLE MEET 38
31 GAME WHERE CHOICES MATTER 37
32 PLACE WHERE SUCCESS COMES 36
33 ENVIRONMENT WHERE PEOPLE ENJOY 35
34 PLACE WHERE CHILDREN LEARN 35
35 PLACE WHERE PEOPLE WORK 35
36 COURSE WHERE STUDENTS LEARN 34
37 GAME WHERE PLAYERS COMPETE 33
38 OPPORTUNITY WHERE OTHERS SEE 33
39 GAME WHERE PLAYERS TRY 32
40 PLACE WHERE PEOPLE KNOW 32
41 SPACE WHERE PEOPLE FEEL 32
42 POINT WHERE THINGS START 31
43 PLACE WHERE PEOPLE CAME 30
44 POSTS WHERE PEOPLE SAY 30
45 SPACES WHERE PEOPLE LIVE 30
46 WORLD WHERE MAGIC EXISTS 29
47 COMMUNITIES WHERE PEOPLE WANT 28
48 COMMUNITIES WHERE PEOPLE LIVE 28
49 SCHOOL WHERE STUDENTS LEARN 28
50 GAME WHERE PLAYERS CHOOSE 27
51 GAME WHERE PLAYERS USE 27
52 ENVIRONMENT WHERE CHILDREN LEARN 27
53 OPPORTUNITIES WHERE OTHERS SEE 27
54 PLACES WHERE PEOPLE COME 27
55 PLACES WHERE PEOPLE GET 27
56 WATER WHERE MOSQUITOES BREED 27
57 WORLD WHERE PEOPLE THINK 27
58 AREAS WHERE STUDENTS NEED 26
59 PLACE WHERE PEOPLE LEARN 26
60 PLACE WHERE PEOPLE WENT 26
61 PLACES WHERE PEOPLE CONGREGATE 26
62 PLACE WHERE PEOPLE LIKE 25
63 PLACE WHERE STUDENTS COME 25
64 PLACES WHERE CHILDREN CONGREGATE 25
65 PLACES WHERE PEOPLE WORK 25
66 GAME WHERE PLAYERS CONTROL 24
67 AREAS WHERE PEOPLE WANT 24
68 ENVIRONMENT WHERE STUDENTS DEVELOP 24
69 COUNTRIES WHERE PEOPLE EAT 24
70 COMMUNITY WHERE PEOPLE FEEL 24
71 PLACE WHERE PEOPLE SPEND 24
72 PLACES WHERE PEOPLE FEEL 24
73 COMMUNITY WHERE PEOPLE KNOW 23
74 PLACE WHERE PEOPLE LIVED 23
75 PLACE WHERE PEOPLE TAKE 23
76 CULTURE WHERE PEOPLE WANT 22
77 PLACE WHERE PEOPLE CONGREGATE 22
78 PLACES WHERE PEOPLE SPEND 22
79 POINT WHERE PEOPLE GET 22
80 POINT WHERE PEOPLE THINK 22
81 COMMUNITY WHERE PEOPLE LIVE 21
82 CASES WHERE PEOPLE GET 21
83 PLACE WHERE PEOPLE CARE 21
84 SPACE WHERE PEOPLE COME 21
85 PHARMACY WHERE PHARMACISTS STORE 20
86 PLACES WHERE PEOPLE MEET 20
87 ENVIRONMENT WHERE STUDENTS THRIVE 19
88 ENVIRONMENTS WHERE PEOPLE FEEL 19
89 GAME WHERE PLAYERS BUILD 19
90 ATMOSPHERE WHERE PEOPLE FEEL 19
91 PLACE WHERE TIME SEEMS 19
92 COUNTRIES WHERE CHRISTIANS FACE 18
93 PLACE WHERE CHILDREN GO 18
94 PLACE WHERE DOGS LICKED 18
95 PLACE WHERE PEOPLE TALK 18
96 PLACE WHERE PEOPLE WANTED 18

97 AREAS WHERE PEOPLE SPEND 17

 

 


A2 vocabulary:

areas, build, care, cases, dreams, magic, matter, point, posts, program, share, space, spaces, spend, try

 


Another example:

The technical aspects of education are very important, especially when it comes to languages where you will need to catch up with styles and grammar.

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