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    Default Using 'Which' to modify a whole sentence

    A grammar book stated,

    'Using which to modify a whole sentence is informal and occurs most frequently in spoken English. This structure is generally not appropriate in formal writing.'

    Do our teacher agree with the above?

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    Default Re: Using 'Which' to modify a whole sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by dawnngcm View Post
    A grammar book stated,

    'Using which to modify a whole sentence is informal and occurs most frequently in spoken English. This structure is generally not appropriate in formal writing.'

    Do our teacher agree with the above?
    I don't agree. I would not hesitate to write a sentence like that in an academic paper.
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