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[weə]
grammar word summary: Where can be: ■ a question adverb: Where are you going? ■ a relative adverb: I know a place where you can hide. ■ a conjunction: I've hidden the money where no one will find it.
1) used for asking what place someone or something is in, or what place they go to
Where would you like to sit?[/ex]
I wonder where Jack's gone.[/ex]
Where did the package come from?[/ex]
Do you know where the road leads to?[/ex]
2) used when someone knows or says what place someone or something is in or what place they go to
She didn't say where she works.[/ex]
We can't decide where to go on holiday.[/ex]
3) used for referring to a particular place that someone or something is in or that they go to
We were led to the dining room, where lunch was being served.[/ex]
4) used for asking about or referring to a situation or a point in a process, discussion, story etc
Where shall I start?[/ex]
Eventually I reached the point where I was beginning to enjoy my work.[/ex]
where does sb/sth go from here? — used for asking what will happen or what will be done next in a particular situation[/ex]
The big question everyone is asking is, where does the economy go from here?[/ex]

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