Which word fits in the 3rd brackets?
ふだん [ ][ ][ * ][ ]に あります。
a. あそこ b. おさら c. つかわない d. は
The intended meaning is “the plates we don’t usually use are over there” and that would be ふだん[つかわない][おさら][は][あそこ]に あります。So the answer is d. は.
ふだん つかわない is a contact (relative) clause which is modifying the noun おさら, plates. In Japanese,any modifying clause is placed in front of the noun it is modifying.
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