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    I 've got a question!!

    I think I have troubles with this kind of sentences. I posted 2 already and still need some more time to understand I think....



    What about this, friends?

    There is a limited amount of vitamin C that is beneficial to the health of elders.

    In this case, what is beneficial? vitamin C or a limited amount? Probably Vitamin C, but too much of vitamin C is not good for our health, but only limited amount is good for our health. So, I am confused. ANy reason 'that' is used? not 'which'?

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    Wait for your answers friends.......thanks a lot. HAve a great one! ^^

    Love!

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    Re: I 've got a question!!

    The pronoun 'that' refers back to the noun phrase:
    • ... a limited amount of vitamin C is beneficial to the health of elders.


    As for whether to use 'which' or 'that', the general rule of thumb is use 'that' for restrictive clauses.

    Restrictive
    There is a limited amount of vitamin C that is good for your health.

    Non-restrictive
    There is a limited amount of vitamin C, which, by the way, is good for your health.

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    Re: I 've got a question!!

    Restrictive
    There is a limited amount of vitamin C that is good for your health.

    Non-restrictive
    There is a limited amount of vitamin C, which, by the way, is good for your health.

    Thanks for your answer!!!!

    But what do Restrictive and Non-restrictive mean? ..........

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    Re: I 've got a question!!

    Quote Originally Posted by son5018 View Post
    Thanks for your answer!!!!

    But what do Restrictive and Non-restrictive mean?
    Ah yes, those terms are rather old. Try the new ones: defining and non-defining. Learn more here:

    http://www.google.com.hk/search?hl=e...fining&spell=1

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