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    all the information that/which you've collected

    Please send me all the information that/which you've collected.

    Can we also use which in the above sentence?

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    Re: all the information that/which you've collected

    As between "that" and "which", you can use either.

    You can also use neither. "The information you've collected" is also perfectly natural.

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    Re: all the information that/which you've collected

    Thanks a lot, probus. I came across this test question and suspected both A and B are OK for the blank:

    Please send us all the information _______ you have about the candidate for the position.
    A. that B. which C. as D. what

    The given answer is A. I think the test question setters made a question like this according to the grammar rules like the following:

    Martin Hewings' ADVANCED GRAMMAR IN USE:
    We use that as subject after something and anything; words such as all, little, much, and none
    used as nouns; and superlatives. (Which is also used as subject after something and anything, but
    less commonly.) We use that or zero relative pronoun as object after these:
    These walls are all that remain of the city, (not ...all which remain...)
    She's one of the kindest people (that) I know, (not ...who I know.)
    Is there anything (that) I can do to help? (rather than ...anything which I can do...)

    Then can we conclude 'all +that clause' is OK (NOT: ALL WHICH...) but all the + noun that/which is OK too?



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    Re: all the information that/which you've collected

    I would use only A. "that" in your test question.

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    Re: all the information that/which you've collected

    I would accept either, but I prefer "that".

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    Re: all the information that/which you've collected

    @bhaisahib and MikeNewYork: How do you feel about "all the information you have collected"?

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    Re: all the information that/which you've collected

    I think it sounds better without 'that' and 'which'.

    It is like saying: the work you have done, the places you have visited...

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    Last edited by tedmc; 19-Oct-2014 at 05:32.

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    Re: all the information that/which you've collected

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    @bhaisahib and MikeNewYork: How do you feel about "all the information you have collected"?
    I like it.

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    Re: all the information that/which you've collected

    Do you like 'all the information collected by you'?

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: all the information that/which you've collected

    Not so much.

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