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Subject:Using "where" to mean "in which" From:LaVonna Funkhouser <lffunkhouser -at- HALNET -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 21 Feb 1994 09:41:26 -0600
When proofing the writing of others, do you accept
"where" used to mean "in which," or do you change it
to "in which"?
Example: In all applications *where* reclaimed water is
to be used, it is very important to reduce the level of
soluble iron to below 10 ppm.
(Yes, I realize the sentence is passive and uses an expletive,
so I probably need to rewrite the second half of the sentence.)
I often run across sentences that start with "For cases where"
or "In situations where." Although this is an acceptable use
of "where," I feel it may be ambiguous, and I am tempted to
change it to "in which."
I'd like to know if I am the only tech writer who makes this
change. If you have given this any thought, please send me