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instead of which

Postby yudai » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:10 pm

Dear teacher.

I'm reading E.M. Forster's 'A room with a view'. But a sentence in the very first paragraph has been puzzling me for a long time. The sentence is below.

She promised us south rooms with a view, close together, instead of which here are north rooms, here are north rooms, looking into a courtyard, and a long way apart.

I can't find out how to interpret the '...instead of which here are north rooms,' part.

How does the word 'which' work in this sentence?
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Re: instead of which

Postby Alan » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:46 am

A relative pronoun, referring to 'south rooms'.
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