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    Clauses question.

    For non-restrictive clauses you have the following example:
    "The intermission, which lasts for fifteen minutes, comes halfway through the film."

    Why can't I use "... that lasts for fifteen minutes..."?

    I was under the impression that 'that' can be used when referencing objects (or anything other than people), and since an intermission is not a person, 'that' could be used as well as 'which'. Where am I going wrong here?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Clauses question.

    You can use 'that'.


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    Re: Clauses question.

    If there's confusion as to which clause to use, could I just nix the clause altogether and format it like this:
    "The intermission, lasting fifteen minutes, comes halfway through the film."?

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    Re: Clauses question.

    Quote Originally Posted by ccvortex View Post
    If there's confusion as to which clause to use, could I just nix the clause altogether and format it like this:
    "The intermission, lasting fifteen minutes, comes halfway through the film."?
    Yes you could.


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    Re: Clauses question.

    OK, thanks.

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