5) during which
6) with which
What is the different between them?
How and when to use it?Give an example pls~thanks
- simonLv 61 decade agoBest Answer
You can use “in which” as a precise way to introduce a relative clause after a noun that refers to a place or to a time.
For example instead of saying
In my laboratory there is a blue cabinet where old equipment is stored.
You can say
In my laboratory there is a blue cabinet in which old equipment is stored.
Note: Sentences in yellow are relative clauses.
Or instead of saying
The man sat at the computer where his old accounting files were stored. (place)
It was a time when the old were revered as sages. (time)
You can say
The man sat at the computer in which his old accounting files were stored.
It was a time in which the old were revered as sages. (time)
Use “in which” to avoid ending a sentence with a preposition, especially in more formal writing. Ending a sentence with a preposition has become more accepted in some formal writing situations, but you will need to refer to your analysis of your audience' s expectations.
This is the computer that the virus was discovered in. (Informal)
( the virus was discovered in ( refers to " the computer" )
( the virus was discovered in the computer)
You can change it to:
This is the computer in which the virus was discovered. (Formal)
The surface on which I stand is very slippery.
I stand on ( refers to the surface).
It is WRONG to say " I stand in the surface" here.
You have to be careful with the temperature at which the chicken is cooked.
The chicken is cooked at ( refers to the temperature).
The chicken is cooked at XXXX <-(temperature here)--------------
It is WRONG to say " The chicken is cooked on XXXXX degrees" here.
Please go thru all the examples. I hope you will understand how they are used.
Bye for now.
2008-11-28 21:29:08 補充
It would be a different usage.
He will lend me the book which belongs to his father.
the book ( use " which" to link up ) belongs to his father.
==== He will lend me his father's book.
2009-11-22 00:20:37 補充：
He will lend me the book which belongs to his father. = He will lend me the book.
The book belongs to his father. We just link up these two sentences with " which".
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- Anonymous1 decade ago