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I think the following sentences all mean the same thing.

1-1.The bed which I slept in last night was very comfortable.
1-2.The bed I slept in last night was very comfortable.
2-1.The bed where I slept last night was very comfortable.
2-2.The bed I slept last night was very comfortable.

The sentence 1-2 omits the relative word "which", and my teacher told it is OK.

On the other hand, the sentence 2-2 omits the relative word "where".
Some teachers says it is OK, but some teacher it is grammatically wrong, for the relative word "where" cannot be omitted.However, only when the antecedent is "the place", the relative where can be omitted exceptionally.

Please let me know whether the relative pronoun "where" can be omitted or not.

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I think the following sentences all mean the same thing.

1-1.The bed which I slept in last night was very comfortable.
1-2.The bed I slept in last night was very comfortable.
2-1.The bed where I slept last night was very comfortable.
2-2.The bed I slept last night was very comfortable.

The sentence 1-2 omits the relative word "which", and my teacher told it is OK.

On the other hand, the sentence 2-2 omits the relative word "where".
Some teachers says it is OK, but some teacher it is grammatically wrong, for  the relative word "where" cannot be omitted.However, only when the antecedent is "the place", the relative where can be omitted exceptionally.

Please let me know whether the relative pronoun "where" can be omitted or not.
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