Can the word "wherein" still be used in written language?

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Or does it have to be split up in "where" and "in".

For example, would the following sentence be grammatically correct?

"An activity wherein the whole family can take part". Or would it have to be:

"An activity where the whole family can take part in".
  • timpeac

    Senior Member
    English (England)
    It's a bit formal as LV4 says. I'd say your sentence as "an activity the whole family can take part in". Moo mouse's version is a bit more formal than this.


    Senior Member
    English, North America
    Isn't "wherein" now relegated mostly to legal contracts, attorney summations, etc?
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