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    #1

    Smile Which & It

    Dear Teachers,

    Can I use both which & it to refer to previous clause and sentence ?

    Examples for previous clause:

    1. She said that Peter was stupid, which is rubbish, and blamed the fault on him.
    2. She said that Peter was stupid, it is rubbish, and blamed the fault on him.


    Examples for previous sentence:

    1. He is not telling the truth; as he knows which.
    2. He is not telling the truth; as he knows it.

    Are all my examples correct ?

    Your guidance is highly appreciated.
    Thanks

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    Re: Which & It

    1/2 You would need to change the punctuation to a semi-colon in the second. Also, 'blamed him for what went wrong' or something similar would work better than 'blamed the fault on him', which doesn't work.

    3/4 These don't work for me. You could say 'he is not telling the truth as he knows it', meaning that he is not telling what he thinks is the truth or the truth within the limits of his knowledge of things.

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