1) ** Is it correct to follow "ease" with "at which" such as in "The **ease at which you can carry this bag depends on the angle you hold it from"

2) Does anyone have a good source recommendation for the rules of using different nouns with along with the word "which"?


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ease at which is used fairly frequently in AmE as found here in Lloyd's Penny Weekly Miscellany of Romance and General Interest - 1843 google book

The perfect ease at which Sir Skiffington evidently felt himself ...


"The ease at which you can carry this bag depends on ... "

  • That 1843 quotation refers to Sir Skiffington feeling himself to be at ease, i.e. comfortable. We normally perform an action, e.g. carrying a bag, with ease. Sep 2, 2018 at 7:50
  • Yes, I noticed @Kate Bunting, thanks. So in that case, it would be "The ease with which you can carry this bag", right? Sep 2, 2018 at 9:40
  • Yes, that was what I meant to imply. Sep 2, 2018 at 17:04

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