Adelaide asked in 社會及文化語言 · 1 decade ago

which?English!

1)At which

2)by which

3)in which

4)through which

5) during which

6) with which

7)on which

What is the different between them?

How and when to use it?Give an example pls~thanks

3 Answers

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  • simon
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Hi,

    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.

    For example:

    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

    這些同就甘用WHICH有乜分別謝謝

    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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