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Using the word “whether” instead of “which”

Can I use the word "whether" instead of "which" as in the following sentence? "How to Decide Whether to Use Product A or Product B" (this is a heading) I would usually write it as "How to Decide ...
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When do you leave out the preposition in a relative clause?

A non-fiction titled "Do the Right Thing" published in 1998 has this sentence: (1) Am I treating this stranger with the same consideration that I would a friend? Another book (fiction) titled ...
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Recognizing right relative pronouns for clauses

I have read some grammar points about adjective clauses, but I still have problems recognizing the right choice in questions requiring them. A Jekyll and Hyde is a person who has two ...
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What is a “small minority”?

I can see this being argued either way. 1% is a small minority because 1% is a small number. 49% is a small minority because, albeit a minority, it is only barely.
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Isn't who/whose only used for people?

Why is the usage of "whose" correct in this sentence: In the foothills of that large mountain range are the sources of a river whose course was not fully mapped until this century. I was under the ...
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“Who-” nominal relative clauses as subject

What difference in terms of usage and style would be there between the following sentences: Those who came yesterday have already left Who came yesterday have already left The ones who came ...
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Term for a polygamist's wife

Is there a term for a wife of a polygamist if she has only one spouse?
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fused relatives versus interrogatives

Would you differentiate which are relatives and which are interrogatives? (And I want to know the sub-category (sub-name) of each below, if they are.) “You can keep it,” said Harry, laughing at ...
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who / how / where / what

There was a question on the test that I was not sure which option was correct. The question is "Fill in the blank choosing the most appropriate word." Duke is not ( ) we think him to be. who / ...
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About a sentence structure including 'arise' and a relative pronoun 'that'

I'm not sure about the sentence structure below; "All kinds of problems arise that smaller animals or plants do not have to cope with." It looks like 'that' works as a relative pronoun for 'all ...
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Is ‘that’ the short form of ‘of all that’?

Given the sentence: It was lucky that Harry had tea with Hagrid to look forward to, because the Potions lesson turned out to be the worst thing that had happened to him so far. The relative ...