LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||21/SET/2009 11:43 PM|
What you're really trying to do is join the following sentences:
1) My childhood were happy days.
2) In those days, I had no worries.
To do that, you need a relative pronoun, which introduces a relative clause within a larger sentence. In English, the most common relative pronouns are: who, that, which, whom and whose.
The pronoun when is not frequently used as a relative pronoun, but it should be fine in informal situations. The sentence "My childhood were happy days when I had no worries" looks OK to me, but is not the best choice in formal situations.
The formal alternative for when is the expression on which, which introduces a relative clause after a noun that refers to time. For this reason, I think the best sentence (according to traditional grammar) would be the following:
My childhood were happy days on which I had no worries.
I hope that helps,
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