Re: Two Sentences

Subject: Re: Two Sentences
From: Karen_Mayer -dot- TOUCH_TECHNOLOGY -at- NOTES -dot- COMPUSERVE -dot- COM
Date: Sat, 3 Feb 1996 01:29:20 EST

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> Rivas, Merrie wrote:

> Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct and why/why
> not?

> 1. The record description is a text entry which has no conditional
> logic.

> 2. The record description is a text entry which does not have
> conditional logic.

Both are grammatically correct (although, strictly speaking, you should
use "that" instead of "which" since the following clause is restrictive).

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"Which" can also be used correctly with restrictive clauses. When the
clause is non-restrictive, a comma precedes the word "which." "That" is
strictly used for restrictive clauses (so it's more restrictive!). You're
correct in that using "that" makes the restrictive nature of the clause
clearer, but t'ain't nuthin' wrong with the two sentences as they are.

Cheers!

-- karen

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