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    relative pronouns

    hai,
    could you please help me out when to use 'which' and when to use 'that'
    while using them as relative pronouns.

    eg
    I know the house that he lives in.(or)
    I know the house which he lives in.

    similarly is it
    this is the boy that i told you of.
    this is the boy whom i told you of.

    kindly help me .Iam in great confusion.
    thank you.


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    Re: relative pronouns

    thanks to any who helps.


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    Re: relative pronouns

    As far as I remember the rules... there's no difference between /that/ and /which/ in YOUR examples. However, there are some, in which there is a difference, but I don't quite remember them at the moment.

    When it comes to your second example... that vs whom. Both are correct.
    /That/ is less formal, more coloquial and actually nowdays more popular as well. /Whom/ is considered to be more "stiff" and it is most often used in formal speech.

    Hope this helps,

    Correct me if I'm wrong,

    Take care,

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