in that, where, than or that?

I like the city, but I like the country better … I have more friends there.
a. in that
b. where
c. than
d. that
Which is the correct answer?
I’m eager waiting for your reply.
Thanks a lot!

b) is correct, I think.

But if it’s B, “there” must be thrown away! In my oppinion, there are some problems with the question, do you think so?

The only answer that is possible is b in that[/b].

The phrase ‘in that’ means ‘because’.
Look at definition 33 here:

Hi Sophie,

I agree that there are some problems with the sentence you quoted - it’s a bit of a dog’s breakfast. The correct answer (a) ‘in that’ suggesting ‘the reason being that’ seems to clash with the rest of the sentence, which is a simple sentence expressing a simple thought. The reason I have called it a dog’s breakfast is because to me at least, ‘in that’ would be used more commonly in a formal setting. Its use would be more at home as follows: People living in country districts are deeply concerned about the soaring cost of fuel in that they need to use a car for daily life. Alan

I agree with your assessment, Alan. The sentence is definitely is not ideally suited to the use of ‘in that’. Perhaps the author of that sentence will consider repairing it someday. (Would you say ‘some day’?) :wink: