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  1. KitchenAssistant88
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    Exclamation which or that?

    i never understood which is the difference between That and Which ! I think it's quite difficult to understand it in internet alone..... i need some example!

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    Re: which or that?

    Not a teacher.
    In these sentences, both are accepted:
    Where is the chese that/which was in the fridge?
    Barbara works for a company that/which makes washing machine.
    The machine that/which broke down has now been repaired.
    'That' is more usual than 'which'. But sometimes you must use 'which' not 'that':
    Colin told me about his new job, which he's enjoying very much.
    We stayed at the Grand Hotel, which Ann recommended to us.
    (because 'that' can't be used after commas (,))
    I extract this from my grammar book. Hope this help you!
    Last edited by ha179; 26-Dec-2009 at 05:06.

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    Re: which or that?

    Relative Clauses - Part 1 - Articles - UsingEnglish.com
    Relative Clauses - Part 2 - Articles - UsingEnglish.com

    Quote Originally Posted by ha179 View Post
    'That' is more usual than 'which'. But sometimes you must use 'which' not 'that':
    Colin told me about his new job, which he's enjoying very much.
    We stayed at the Grand Hotel, which Ann recommended to us.
    (because 'that' can be used after commas (,))
    I think there's a typo in your post that is quite important: "because 'that' cannot be used after commas" (in non-defining relative clauses).



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    Re: which or that?

    Sometimes they have different meanings.

    Examples:

    1. The bullet, which penetrated my lungs, almost killed me.
    2. The bullet that penetrated my lungs almost killed me.

    How many bullets did I take?


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    Re: which or that?

    Quote Originally Posted by KitchenAssistant88 View Post
    i never understood which is the difference
    Here you can find the difference between which and what:

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...tml#post157815

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