Which / That confusion

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English words that are both nouns and “connectors”?

I am trying to solve a word puzzle and am stumped by something. The puzzle contains several sentences (two of which are below), and I have to figure out the missing words that are represented by "W" ...
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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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Which should I use? That or which? [duplicate]

I am confused on the usage of "that" and "which". Would using "that" on both clauses of the following sentence be correct? Which ones should I use instead if it's not? "Why did you eat the pie that ...
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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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Usage of “However” instead of “while” [closed]

Can I rephrase the following sentence with "however" While application development approaches abound in the software world, the evaluation of the existing programming frameworks tend to focus on ...
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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?