The children where you live

  • I call it a defining relative and the Cambridge on-line dictionary seems to back this up. In this case it would be 'in which'.

    Relative pronouns: when, where and why

    In informal language, we often use where, when or why to introduce defining relative clauses instead of at which, on which or for which.

    whereplacesI know a restaurant where the food is excellent.
    (… a restaurant at which the food is excellent)
    What kind of clause does "where" refer? and I feel strange about its position, is its position right?

    The children [where you live] can see exactly how all this is.

    Modern grammar classifies this "where" as a preposition, here functioning in a 'fused' relative construction modifying the head noun "children".

    It has a paraphrase containing noun+integrated relative: "the children in/at the place where you live ...".