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    #1

    THAT or WHICH

    Phones that have cameras are generally more expensive. ( Why we cannot use which instead of that here ? )


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    #2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy;1023625[COLOR=#38332B
    (Why we cannot can't we use which instead of that here ? )
    We can.

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    #3

    Re: THAT or WHICH

    This site thinks otherwise. Please look at its quiz.

    Grammatically Speaking

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    #4

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    Many quizzes and textbook questions are built to suggest that only one answer is correct. Frequently, having given the "correct" answer, they then provide three other choices without considering whether or not any of those could also be correct. We find lots of poor test questions.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: THAT or WHICH

    It's a very easy mistake to make when writing tests- I've done it.

    However, choosing which as an incorrect answer is odd.

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    Re: THAT or WHICH

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It's a very easy mistake to make when writing tests- I've done it. .
    We probably all have.

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    #7

    Re: THAT or WHICH

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    This site thinks otherwise. Please look at its quiz.

    Grammatically Speaking
    This controversy has been around a long time, at least in AmE. We are taught that "that" should be used for restrictive relative clauses and that "which" should be used for nonrestrictive relative clauses. That has led to a rule about not using "that" in nonrestrictive clause and not using "which" in restrictive clauses. But that part of the rule is a stretch. That said, many users of AmE have been taught this rule.

    See the usage note here: that - definition of that by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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    #8

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    Still, I have trouble recognizing the best one between THAT and WHICH. It's another question.

    The studies about the relation between playing and stimulating the creativity in children in the pre-school age shows that "stimulating the creativity in children ...... to the amount of playing results in what is called innovative thought in a child; because body movement in pre-school ages is the first step of activity, diction, learning, and progress.

    1. is directly proportional
    2. which is directly proportional
    3. that is directly proportional
    4. directly proportional to which

    ( Why not No.3 here? I'm discombobulated by this differences )

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    #9

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    #3 is possible.

    Incidentally, the verb should be 'show', not 'shows'.

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    #10

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    But the answer key claims it must be 2. I lean against both 2 and 3. That's why I've asked you what's difference between them. I sought my sources over and over. I found nothing

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