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    Which or that

    In 1831, English Physicist, Michael Faraday, discovered the principle of electromagnetic induction, which the electric motors and the electric generators are based.

    Would it be correct if I replaced which in this sentence by that?. Or is there another way to put this sentence right.

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    #2

    Re: Which or that

    The relative clause is non-restrictive, so 'that' should not be used.
    I would add 'on' before 'which'.

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    Re: Which or that

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    The relative clause is non-restrictive, so 'that' should not be used.
    I would add 'on' before 'which'.

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    Or after "based."

    Eliminate the "the" before "electric motors" and "electric generators." You probably don't need to say "electric" twice. "Which" is correct.

    "...which electric motors and generators are based on."

    Don't capitalize "physicist." And you don't need a comma after it or after "Faraday."

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    #4

    Re: Which or that

    I think 'that' can be used in the following.
    'Michael Faraday, the English physicist that discovered the principle of electromagnetic induction, was born in 1791.'

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    #5

    Re: Which or that

    That would make more sense with "who".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Which or that

    Say:

    In 1831, English physicist Michael Faraday discovered the principle of electromagnetic induction, which electric motors and electric generators are based on.


    Faraday had something named after him.

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    #7

    Re: Which or that

    Yes, the unit for capacitance is the farad.

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    Re: Which or that

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Faraday had something named after him.
    I am not a teacher.

    And, lest we forget, the Faraday cage.

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    #9

    Re: Which or that

    The relative clause is non-restrictive, so 'that' should not be used.
    I would add 'on' before 'which'.



    Thanks a lot that makes sense.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 29-Jan-2015 at 17:25.

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