Re: It's what It's. OH THAT ONE !!

Subject: Re: It's what It's. OH THAT ONE !!
From: Shankar <ss_rajanala -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Dana Worley <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 11:17:25 -0800 (PST)

> >
> > UK: The book which you took yesterday.
> >
> > Am: The book that you took yesterday.
> > _____
> >
> > Both are correct (but for different
> audiences).
> I had a professor who made us go through our
> papers after they
> were complete and do a search on the word
> "that".

the prof was right in a way; but transformational
grammar tells us that there is an 'underlying'
that or which (both of which are equally valid in
both Br E and Am E in these examples), thus the
sentence is ok. [That is, you mentally add a that
or which while 'decoding' the sentence.]

However international audience would find it
easier it that (or which) is spelled out. Look at

The book about which we talked yesterday and all
of the week before that and tried to understand
is going to be made into a movie, it appears.
[now try your which hunt?]

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