...a green wall, where there are posters on it

Discussion in 'English Only' started by lokasseyve, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. lokasseyve Senior Member

    Mandarin
    Hi,
    In front of me is a green wall, where there are several posters on it.

    Is the underlined part necessary here?
    Is it kind of wordy?

    Thank you so much.
     
  2. DonnyB

    DonnyB Sixties Mod

    Coventry, UK
    English UK Southern Standard English
    I don't think you can use "on it" together with "where": it sounds odd. :(

    In front of me is a green wall, where there are several posters.
    In front of me is a green wall, on which there are several posters.
    In front of me is a green wall, with several posters on it.

    would all work. :)
     
  3. lokasseyve Senior Member

    Mandarin
    Thank you, Donny
    But somehow, I don't think we need the comma before "with".
     
  4. DonnyB

    DonnyB Sixties Mod

    Coventry, UK
    English UK Southern Standard English
    Yes, you're right: the comma there is optional. ;)
     
  5. perpend

    perpend Banned

    American English
    I like Donny's rewording. I'm on the fence about the comma before "with", but "on it" can be omitted.

    In front of me is a green wall with several posters.
     

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