Which / That confusion

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“Those things that” or “those things which”?

Generally, "that" is used to specify a specific subset of the set under discussion, and "which" just adds some extra information about the whole set in general. e.g., My car that is blue in color runs ...
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Using “which” without a comma

Though a frequent visitor, I am a new poster to this community (and stack exchange in general) so be nice :). This is a follow up from this discussion. I am a patent attorney and some standard ...
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That and which usage and difference [duplicate]

This is an excerpt from a newspaper. It was this reference to the ICC that India said it could not support. Why author uses that and not which?
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How to interpret this sentence? Also, a “Which vs. That” question

I was perusing the Wikipedia article about the Transformers film series and there is a section that describes a fifth movie in the franchise. Specifically, the section begins with this sentence: ...
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How to use which?

Is it grammatically correct to say: A(x) and B(X) are the velocity and the temperature of the solution which we need to find them. Many thanks
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Do I need to add “that which” or “what”? [closed]

In the sentence "They had been warned about the Maestro's idiosyncrasies and were ready to behave with as much aplomb as might be expected of a professional choir." Between as and might, should I ...
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Should I use 'which' or 'that'? [duplicate]

I have been reading up on the correct use of 'which' and 'that' but I am still struggling. I am unsure if 'must be taken regularly' is restrictive or not. Both 'which' and 'that' sound correct to me. ...
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It was suggested that measures be introduced that/which legalize alcohol [duplicate]

It was suggested that measures be introduced that legalize alcohol. It was suggested that measures be introduced which legalize alcohol. I'm still struggling with this. I think the second is right, ...
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Is Word always correct in suggesting either a comma before 'which' or else using 'that'?

In Microsoft Word, the grammar engine in certain situations suggests either placing a comma before which or replacing it with that (and not using a comma). Does the meaning of a sentence ever change ...
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What part of speech is “that” in the following sentence: [duplicate]

Joe assured me that the children were fine.
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that vs which vs what [duplicate]

Which sentence would you use more, which is just simple wrong and why? This is the speech, that my father wrote. This is the speech, which my father wrote. This is the speech, what my father wrote. ...
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“that which” vs. “what”

What's the difference between "that which" and "what"? Which of the following sentences is correct, and how (if at all) do they differ? We only want to free technology from that which makes it ...
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“That will have to” vs “Which will have to” [duplicate]

I am not really sure if this sentence is translated correctly into English : Access keys have been researched and the implementation will be done in a future sprint, that will have something to do ...
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another term for “that ”

I was reading a book with the words and a smile that tells me that I picked the right one the two "that" in the sentence makes me uneasy. Is there another term we can use to replace the other? ...
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English words that are both nouns and “connectors”?

I am trying to solve a word puzzle that contains several sentences, two of which are presented below, and I have to figure out the missing words represented by the variables W1–W3: There is a W1 ...
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What's the subordinate clause type for these two that-clause sentences below?

I am always confused about what type of subordinate clause "that" can connect. So there are two sentence below: So far the torpedo has proved a damp squib, with observers arguing that Europe has not ...
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Correct usage of *which* and *that* [duplicate]

I keep seeing written usage of which in cases where the writer clearly intends it to be restrictive. For example: "Is there a word which means whatever you want it to mean? Or has no meaning?" "It ...
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Relative Clause: 'that' & 'which'

Here'are two sentences: It's not beer WHICH destroys people, it's beer WHICH does it to them. It's not beer THAT destroys people, it's beer THAT does it to them. Pretty weird sentences but they ...
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“that is” or “which is” [duplicate]

I am writing an article in BE and I try to remain formal. I have a difficulty with that and which: (meaningless sentences) We move from our old car to the truck that is his new means of ...
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When citing a paper and describing its purpose, is it correct to use a comma to describe the contents?

My question is in regards to the following sentence and has two parts: Bitcoin is a clever solution to the Byzantine Generals Problem[2], which describes the issue of trusting data transmitted ...
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Difference between that and which. Can that follow a comma? [duplicate]

1) Eventually, we developed a strategy, grounded in prospect theory and its associated biases like loss-aversion and availability heuristic, which exploited the tendencies of players to fold too often ...
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Difference between 'which' and 'that' in restrictive (defining) relative clauses

Excuse me if this topic has been brought up before though I couldn't find it. It seems that there are many similar topics related to both defining and non-defining clauses but there is still one ...
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What part of speech is “that” in this phrase?

I know that "that" can function as many different parts of speech, so what part of speech is it in the phrase "the stuff that dreams are made of"?
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Can I use “which” and “that” together? [duplicate]

I love everybody, but it is your ignorance that which I cannot stand. Can I say that which in the statement I made?
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For which reason vs For that reason

I know that 'which' and 'that' open non-restrictive and restrictive clauses, respectively. However, intuitively, it seems to me that they don't have the same functions in the phrases 'for which ...
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That vs Which usage [duplicate]

Iraq was first destroyed by the U.S. military and now it's being reconstructed by the U.S. corporations, which were the cause of its deliberate destruction. Can we use that instead of which here? ...
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Do I use a comma before “that” or “which” here?

Let's say I'm describing what some person is currently doing, and I say: He is reading articles which he is summarizing in his blog. Is this sentence (and specifically, this usage of "which") ...
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What's the difference in meaning of the two sentences?

A good watchdog barks loudly when strangers come on your property, which gives you a feeling of security A good watchdog barks loudly when strangers come on your property which gives you a feeling of ...
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Is it true that which clause should always start with a comma? [duplicate]

Every time when I write a sentence in Microsoft Word like this: the rats which are the food of snake are crazily growing. It always recommends me to rewrite like this: the rats, which are ...
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Contextual difference between “That is why” vs “Which is why”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do we use “which” or “that” when referring to the preceding main clause as a whole? Please consider the below sentences. I have flunked the exam, that is why I am ...
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correct sentence with or without usage of “which” [closed]

In my technical report, I am bit confused that which of the following two sentences is correct or proper. An important challenge remains to be addressed in the IoT is the ease of application ...
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Do we use “which” or “that” when referring to the preceding main clause as a whole?

Sorry, I don't think I can use all the grammatical terms right, so I'll illustrate: Peptide adsorption curves may cross [...] results in the inversion of peptide elution order. I've found a ...
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“… that … with …” and “… which … with …”

The fact that I communicated to Mona is irrelevant. The fact that I communicated with Mona is irrelevant. The only difference might seem to be the different prepositions, with and to. ...
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American English: which vs that [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When is it appropriate to use 'that' as opposed to 'which'? We've had an American Americanise some phrases for us (with the point of teaching children ...
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“That” or “which”? Does it matter?

If I wish to say something along the lines of Consider the bear that scratches his head. It seems to me that I could instead say Consider the bear which scratches his head. I am unsure ...
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When to use “that” and when to use “which”?

When is it appropriate to use that as opposed to which?