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    That and which

    I am trying to tell the differences between that and which.

    1) They both are exchangeable.

    eg. I like the coffee which/that is served in Starbucks

    2) They both can use for the plural and single nouns in front.

    eg. I bought the dresses which/that costed HK$ 600.

    eg. I bought the dress which/that costed HK$ 600.

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    Re: That and which

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    1) They both are exchangeable.

    eg. I like the coffee which/that is served in Starbucks

    2) They both can use for the plural and single nouns in front.

    eg. I bought the dresses which/that costed HK$ 600.

    eg. I bought the dress which/that costed HK$ 600.
    In defining relative clauses, that can be, and often is, used in place of which.

    Your sentences are correct with either word.
    Last edited by 5jj; 20-Feb-2011 at 07:30. Reason: Mistake corrected

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    non-defining relative clauses

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    In non-defining relative clauses, that can be, and often is, used in place of which.

    Your sentences are correct with either word.


    What is non-defining relative clauses. I don't get it even I checked it out in the Grammar book. Kindly show me.

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    Re: non-defining relative clauses

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    What is non-defining relative clauses. I don't get it even I checked it out in the Grammar book. Kindly show me.

    Thanks.
    My apologies - I meant to write defining relative clause. I have now changed it to avoid further confusion.

    A defining relative clause tells us which thing is being talked about:

    I like the coffee which/that is served in Starbucks
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    A non-defining relative clause simply gives us additional information:

    I love real coffee, which I first drank when I went to Paris at the age of twelve.

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