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where you can say

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1) Fox isn't a channel where you can say I don't want it.

(He's talking about cable subscriptions. There are channels that you can't refuse to have. You can say you don't want certain channels, but Fox isn't one of them.)

source:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsdCIzCXHO0

From: 52:00 to 52:10
Is '1' grammatical?
Is it natural?

What does 'where' mean here exactly?

I've always had this problem with English.

Can we say

2) There was a scholar about whom we didn't know how many books he had published.

3) There was a scholar and we didn't know how many books he had published.

4) There was a scholar that we didn't know how many books he had published.

'1' seems to solve the problem with 'where'. But is it correct?

How about '2', '3' and '4'?

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Re: where you can say

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#1: --> Fox isn't a channel THAT you can say YOU don't want.

#2. --> There was a scholar REGARDING whom we didn't know how many books he had published.

#3. (Obviously) possible.

#4. Nonstandard but colloquially common, esp. in AmE, to mean the same as #2.
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