Appositive or Relative clause?


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I come across a question in a test paper as follows:

The tragedy calls for gun control measures ____ 26 people were killed in the school shooting in Newtown.
A. where B. that C. which D. why

B is given as the correct choice (regarded as the appositive clause). But I hold the opinion that A is the correct choice in that "where" is seen as the relative adverb, leading a relative clause modifying "The tragedy". I wonder if it is right. Hope to get help. Thanks.
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    None of the answers provided seem good to me, smet777. I'd expect "because". Of the choices given, I suppose "where" makes more sense than the others do.
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