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  1. use2bomb
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    Wink which or that

    Thank you for the reply of my earlier question.
    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...tml#post466295

    I found that I made a mistake in my question, the original sentense used that instead of which. So is there any subtle difference in between?

    A recent issue in Hongkong newspaper, someone said :
    "It is important that our leaders write proper English ***that*** befits their status and sets a good example for our society."


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    Re: which or that

    "which" is correct, and so was not 'corrected' to 'that' in my earlier post.

    "It is important that our leaders write proper English."
    'proper English' is obviously 'grammatically correct' English, and needs no other information to identify it. The second clause does not further define 'which English are you referring to/talking about?' - it is more an editorial remark about their need to 'write' using such English:
    "writing using proper English befits their status and sets a good example for our society."
    Last edited by David L.; 22-Apr-2009 at 08:13.

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