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I am confused with the phrase 'in which'. Is it a prepositional phrase or a conjunction or something else entirely ?

In the Manhattan sentence correction book this sentence was given in which we had to identify p-phrases

Because the payment of interest is prohibited under Sharia law, some practicing Muslims in the U.K. and U.S. are able to obtain what is known in modern parlance as an "Islamic mortgage," often an arrangement in which a bank purchases a home outright and rents it to a tenant who pays down principal as he or she accumulates.

I found all the correct p-phrases. But I was confused when the phrase in which was not mentioned in the answer. So if 'in which' is not a p-phrase then what is it ?

In how many ways can we use the phrase 'in which' i.e prepositions, conjuctions, etc ?
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I am confused with the phrase 'in which'. Is it a prepositional phrase or a conjunction or something else entirely ?

In the Manhattan sentence correction book this sentence was given in which we had to identify p-phrases

Because the payment of interest is prohibited under Sharia law, some practicing Muslims in the U.K. and U.S. are able to obtain what is known in modern parlance as an "Islamic mortgage," often an arrangement in which a bank purchases a home outright and rents it to a tenant who pays down principal as he or she accumulates.

I found all the correct p-phrases. But I was confused when the phrase in which was not mentioned in the answer. So if 'in which' is not a p-phrase then what is it ?

In how many ways can we use the phrase 'in which' i.e prepositions, conjuctions, etc ?


"in which a bank purchases ..." is a relative clause with a preposition. The preposition is placed before the relative pronoun in these cases.
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todarmal wrote:
I am confused with the phrase 'in which'. Is it a prepositional phrase or a conjunction or something else entirely ?

In the Manhattan sentence correction book this sentence was given in which we had to identify p-phrases

Because the payment of interest is prohibited under Sharia law, some practicing Muslims in the U.K. and U.S. are able to obtain what is known in modern parlance as an "Islamic mortgage," often an arrangement in which a bank purchases a home outright and rents it to a tenant who pays down principal as he or she accumulates.

I found all the correct p-phrases. But I was confused when the phrase in which was not mentioned in the answer. So if 'in which' is not a p-phrase then what is it ?

In how many ways can we use the phrase 'in which' i.e prepositions, conjuctions, etc ?


"in which a bank purchases ..." is a relative clause with a preposition. The preposition is placed before the relative pronoun in these cases.


I am not clear with this. Can you give another example to explain this concept ? Thanks
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todarmal wrote:
I am confused with the phrase 'in which'. Is it a prepositional phrase or a conjunction or something else entirely ?

In the Manhattan sentence correction book this sentence was given in which we had to identify p-phrases

Because the payment of interest is prohibited under Sharia law, some practicing Muslims in the U.K. and U.S. are able to obtain what is known in modern parlance as an "Islamic mortgage," often an arrangement in which a bank purchases a home outright and rents it to a tenant who pays down principal as he or she accumulates.

I found all the correct p-phrases. But I was confused when the phrase in which was not mentioned in the answer. So if 'in which' is not a p-phrase then what is it ?

In how many ways can we use the phrase 'in which' i.e prepositions, conjuctions, etc ?



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New post 05 Aug 2019, 06:59
In this question which asks to circle prepositional phrases, why is - as an “Islamic mortgage” not a prepositional phrase when it follows the structure of a prepositional phrase- preposition + noun

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