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that vs. which #1 (permalink) Fri Nov 26, 2004 14:29 pm   that vs. which
 

Test No. incompl/elem-9 "Relative Pronouns", question 3

They have a very large house round ......... there are some lovely gardens.

(a) that
(b) which
(c) whose

Test No. incompl/elem-9 "Relative Pronouns", answer 3

They have a very large house round which there are some lovely gardens.

Correct answer: (b) which
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Mistake #2 (permalink) Fri Nov 26, 2004 16:34 pm   Mistake
 

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Why #3 (permalink) Sun Aug 28, 2005 3:55 am   Why
 

Hi,
why is which insdeed of that?
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Which/that #4 (permalink) Sun Aug 28, 2005 8:47 am   Which/that
 

Hi Tugs,

You don't use that after a preposition. Have a look, if you wish, at the material I've written on the site under the heading esl lessons and in the index you will see:
Relative Pronouns

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A very large house round which there are some lovely gardens #5 (permalink) Sat Dec 27, 2008 8:02 am   A very large house round which there are some lovely gardens
 

Greetings Alan.
I wonder if there is a mistake in this question.
"They have a very large house round ......... there are some lovely gardens".

Could it possibly have been a typo or am I screwed up? (lol),
Is it "round" or "around"
Is it "round" a preposition?

My native language is Spanish and to top it off I have learnt American English, therefore, if it is a British common usage of the word "round" I understand that fact, but I am definitely screwed up, because quite honestly, the sentence does not make sense to me (It is just a comment of I coming short to fully understanding the expression and not to criticize it by any means) :D

I will definitely appreciate your input.
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A very large house round which there are some lovely gardens #6 (permalink) Sun Dec 28, 2008 4:06 am   A very large house round which there are some lovely gardens
 

Hello Cisco,

In American English, the word "around" would have been used instead of "round".
Look here: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=68752&dict=CALD
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A very large house round which there are some lovely gardens #7 (permalink) Fri May 22, 2009 15:48 pm   A very large house round which there are some lovely gardens
 

hi Alan,
your explanation is correct. It's really hard to find out that the word "round" is a preposition. At first, when i read the test, i think that the world "round" mean the area around. So, thank about your correction
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that vs. which #8 (permalink) Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:49 am   that vs. which
 

Hi Andra,
If the sentance was AROUND not ROUD it would be more clearlly, I think.
If I am wrong please any teacher to corect me.
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that vs. which #9 (permalink) Mon Dec 21, 2009 16:13 pm   that vs. which
 

Hi Torsen,

Following is my question:

They have a very large house round ......... there are some lovely gardens.

(a) that
(b) which
(c) whose
The correct answer is (b), which. But why can't I choose (a)?

Thanks!

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that vs. which #10 (permalink) Mon Dec 21, 2009 16:16 pm   that vs. which
 

Hi Gwen, Alan has already answered this:
Alan wrote:
Hi Tugs,

You don't use that after a preposition. Have a look, if you wish, at the material I've written on the site under the heading esl lessons and in the index you will see:
Relative Pronouns

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that vs. which #11 (permalink) Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:53 am   that vs. which
 

Hi, Torsen! thank you for your lessons. I've got 9 right answers out of 10. I was a little bit confused with the question # 3, since I didn't get that "round" was a preposition. But thanks to Alan't explanation now it seems to be clear.
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that vs. which #12 (permalink) Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:22 am   that vs. which
 

Hi Alan & Torsten,

I read the text about Relative Pronoun by Alan but I have problem with them (that/which) yet.

Please help me.
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that vs. which #13 (permalink) Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:07 am   that vs. which
 

I got 7 out of 10 so I want to know clearly when we use 'that' instead of 'which'
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that vs. which #14 (permalink) Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:08 am   that vs. which
 

Dear Phuong,

You can read the explanation for "which and that" from the website: http://www.grammarbook.com/grammar/whoVwhVt.asp
I hope it's useful for you.
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that vs. which #15 (permalink) Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:16 am   that vs. which
 

We use that for things. Sometimes for the type of people.
We use which for things.
We use who, whom and whose for people.

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