I haven't got a lot of time left [within which / ------] to send in my application forms.

Discussion in 'English Only' started by peptidoglycan, Dec 7, 2018 at 11:08 AM.

  1. peptidoglycan Senior Member

    Turkey
    Turkish
    I haven't got a lot of time left ----- to send in my application forms.

    A) within which
    B) for which
    C) in that
    D) among them
    E) to whom

    According to the key A is correct. I agree with the key. Is it also correct if we leave blank, that is, to say "I haven't got a lot of time left to send in my application forms." To me it sounds fine. Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2018 at 11:23 AM
  2. grassy

    grassy Senior Member

    Warsaw
    Polish
    Yes, that would be the most natural way of saying it. A) doesn't sound good to me at all.
     
  3. coiffe

    coiffe Senior Member

    Cambodia
    English (USA)
    I agree completely -- leave it blank, much better. "Within which" sounds stilted.
     
  4. JulianStuart

    JulianStuart Senior Member

    Sonoma County CA
    English (UK then US)
    Or belongs only in a grammar exercise for English leaners:)
     
  5. Edinburgher Senior Member

    Scotland
    German/English bilingual
    Agreed, but I'd say "in which" would be perfectly fine.
     
  6. coiffe

    coiffe Senior Member

    Cambodia
    English (USA)
    I agree with Edinburgher on that -- "in which" is okay.
     

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