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    This drawing of a Greenland landscape

    Which alternative is correct?

    This drawing of a Greenland landscape is so lifelike ........... it makes you feel like you're in the water.

    a. that
    b. which

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    Re: This drawing of a Greenland landscape

    Which do you think is correct?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: This drawing of a Greenland landscape

    I think "that" fits better. Mind you, I can leave out "which" completely. As a matter of fact, I don't know the nuanced difference between "that" and "which" in this sense.

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    Re: This drawing of a Greenland landscape

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    I think "that" fits better.
    A is correct. B doesn't work at all.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: This drawing of a Greenland landscape

    The 'that' in your sentence is not a relative pronoun, so 'which' is not an alternative.

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    Re: This drawing of a Greenland landscape

    Thanks 5jj as always. Would you please tell me what's the name (usage) of this "that" here? And can you give me another example?

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    Re: This drawing of a Greenland landscape

    conjunction (subordinating)

    1. used to introduce a noun clause I believe that you'll come


    1. Also: so that, in order that. used to introduce a clause of purpose they fought that others might have peace


    1. used to introduce a clause of result he laughed so hard that he cried


    1. used to introduce a clause after an understood sentence expressing desire, indignation, or amazement oh, that I had never lived!

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    Re: This drawing of a Greenland landscape

    Well-done.
    I have previously made up a question about "so that". As far as I know, "that" can be left out in an informal style in some common two-word conjunctions, such as "so that, such ... that, now that, providing that, considering that".
    Eg: come in quietly so (that) she doesn't hear you.

    However, In my previous thread and your second definition, "so" has been left out. Why is that?

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    Re: This drawing of a Greenland landscape

    They fought that others might have peace

    This is rather formal and/or old-fashioned. It would be more normal as They fought so that others might have peace
    Last edited by Tdol; 05-Jan-2014 at 18:12. Reason: Typo

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    Re: This drawing of a Greenland landscape

    What about this "that"? Is it "so that" usage? If so, why we left out "so" instead of "that"?

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