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The Proper Usage of Which and That in Clauses

An explanation of when to use "which" or "that."

  1. Swimcade
    Swimcade
    5/5,
    I never even thought about how I could be using these wrong! Thanks
  2. Ellbell Schnieder
    Ellbell Schnieder
    5/5,
    This was very clear and concise. Thanks for that! There are many articles on the internet that are only of use to a writer/reader with a certain level of experience, but this one is easy to understand and has value for both the experienced and inexperienced writer/reader. This description will definitely be of use to me when explaining this error to those whose papers I correct.
  3. Dark Infinity
    Dark Infinity
    5/5,
    A great answer to a question I didn't know I had. Thank you.
  4. Rozman
    Rozman
    5/5,
    Thank you for this. Concise and clear.
  5. Ippo
    Ippo
    5/5,
    Articles that change the way we think about overlooked nuances of proper grammar are something I wish to see more of. The topic of which vs. that, which I just recently had a talk about with my English teacher, might not be huge but has a serious impact on the punctuation and our understanding of a sentence's elements. Thank you for this simple, yet excellent article.
  6. akexodia
    akexodia
    5/5,
    Very well put. Amazing article.
    A lot of resources that I read on the internet only increased my confusion. Your article, which I read only because I had free time, cleared all the doubts. :P
    Or so I hope.
  7. GingerCoffee
    GingerCoffee
    5/5,
    Most of the time I can 'hear' proper grammar but there are a few words that can sound equally correct to my ear. This was a useful resource making this particular word choice easier to correctly hear. Thanks.
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