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    [British English] that vs which (uniformizing)

    Hello everyone,

    I am getting quite desperate here, and am seeking a reaching hand.

    I have been trying to standardize the that's and which's in my writings (locale: British English).

    However, reading about types of clauses too much, and fatigue settling in, I am left confused.

    Just to be sure, is it okay to replace 'that' by 'which' in all the following sentences? (UK)

    (1)
    Love is one of the emotions [that] I feel when I am with her.
    Love is one of the emotions [which] I feel when I am with her.

    (2)
    They resemble each other in the characteristics [that] they share.
    They resemble each other in the characteristics [which] they share.

    (3)
    a hand [that] reaches out.
    a hand [which] reaches out.

    (4)
    the progress [that] can be made.
    the progress [which] can be made.

    (5)
    the stuff [that] makes dreams.
    the stuff [which] makes dreams.

    (6)
    Dreams reveal dimensions [that] some would not dare to experience.
    Dreams reveal dimensions [which] some would not dare to experience.

    (7)
    everything [that] was going wrong in my life.
    everything [which] was going wrong in my life.

    (8)
    subcultures [that] are alienated from society.
    subcultures [which] are alienated from society.

    (9)
    the cups [that] are empty.
    the cups [which] are empty.

    (10)
    This is unlike anything [that] I have seen before.
    This is unlike anything [which] I have seen before.

    (11)
    in a hole [that] he is now trapped in.
    in a hole [which] he is now trapped in.

    (12)
    the trust [that] they have in the therapist.
    the trust [which] they have in the therapist.

    (13)
    The book [that] she has just read.
    The book [which] she has just read.

    (14)
    The woman [that] owns the place.
    The woman [which] owns the place.

    (15)
    A house [that] overlooks the park.
    A house [which] overlooks the park.

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    Re: [British English] that vs which (uniformizing)

    Please correct the information in your profile.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    #3

    Re: [British English] that vs which (uniformizing)

    I changed the 'country' in my profile. Was this you were referring to?

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    #4

    Re: [British English] that vs which (uniformizing)

    Answered here.

    Thread closed to save our members' time.

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