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Subject:Re: It's what It's. OH THAT ONE !! From:"Thwaite" <thwaite -at- xtra -dot- co -dot- nz> To:<lyndsey -dot- amott -at- docsymmetry -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Tue, 17 Feb 2004 09:36:19 +1300
....Which that is that??
Thanks for explaining that which was not clear before...
[sorry - rather a/n (irresistible) cheap shot........!!]
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From: <lyndsey -dot- amott -at- docsymmetry -dot- com>
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Subject: Re: It's what It's
> Elizabeth O'Shea writes:
> > I
> > teach them this mnemonic: if you can put a comma before which and the
> > sentence still makes sense, then you should use 'which' instead of
> > 'that'.
> My mother, a grammar nazi, taught me this mnemonic, which might be easier
> remember since it doesn't mention confusing commas: "Use 'which' only when
> you can't use 'that'."...........[snip].........