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Discussion about the use of 'what'

A friend of mine wrote me this: I understand everything (what) you write. I mentioned that it was probably better to write 'that' instead of 'what´. We were not able to find the correct answer, ...
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Why is it Wrong to use what in place of which (Context of American English) | Specific to GMAT [duplicate]

(B) According to some analysts, the gains in the stock market reflect growing confidence in the economy to avoid the recession, what many feared earlier in the year, rather to come This is an ...
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“What were they doing differently *that* had led to this dramatic improvement?”

What were they doing differently that had led to this dramatic improvement? I saw a sentence having the same structure as the one above. But I am not sure that this sentence is grammatically correct. ...
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what is the meaning of “bag the job”

What is the meaning of bag the job? I saw this expression in this sentence:Job-hunting: How to bag that first job. I have looked up it in the dictionary but no meaning goes with the sentence. Do you ...
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Usage of *what* for *that* or *than* in BrE

Occasionally, when watching British television or movies, I've come across a construct that isn't used in AmE. Using what as a replacement for that or than as a determiner or comparison. Here is an ...
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Usage of “what”

We recently did a test and we stumbled upon the following sentence: This film is better than ... we saw yesterday. With the answers: a, which b, - c, what d, that I choose "what" and the book ...
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“that” usage, subject-verb distance

Which instruction is better: 1. Insert events that occurred at an earlier time to complement the events in the ‘present’ story. 2. insert events occurred at an earlier time to complement the events in ...
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Do I need to use “to” in sentences such as these?

What I want is (to) go to the cinema. What you should do is (to) shut up and dance. I know that "to" is frequently omitted in such cases, but if you were to write a formal paper, would you ...
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Use of “what” vs “that”

The following sentence was on one of the tests: What would you like to do that others have told you is impossible. Students have asked why that could not be replaced with what. I.e., What ...
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'All that' vs 'all what' [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “all that” vs. “all what” How can I be sure when to use 'all that' or 'all what' in making sentences. Is there any differences in their meaning. I've ...
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“all that” vs. “all what”

I’ve heard somebody say: All what is needed is … I thought the correct way to phrase it was: All that is needed is … However, thinking about it more, the former doesn’t sound too incorrect, ...