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Which vs that #1 (permalink) Sat Oct 16, 2004 12:35 pm   Which vs that
 

Test No. incompl/elem-9 "Relative Pronouns", question 6

I think you will see that this is the best museum ......... you can find in the town.

(a) that
(b) which
(c) who

Test No. incompl/elem-9 "Relative Pronouns", answer 6

I think you will see that this is the best museum that you can find in the town.

Correct answer: (a) that

Your answer was: incorrect
I think you will see that this is the best museum which you can find in the town.
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difference between that and which?

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That vs which #2 (permalink) Sat Oct 16, 2004 15:52 pm   That vs which
 

Hi Kiran,

Many thanks for your interesting question. That refers to specific, definite (often distinctively located) things as in the sentence above. So, the word that is a demonstrative pronoun.
Which is never a demonstrative and does not relate to specific things.

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That vs which #3 (permalink) Sat Oct 16, 2004 15:59 pm   That vs which
 

Torsten wrote:
Hi Kiran,

Many thanks for your interesting question. That refers to specific, definite (often distinctively located) things as in the sentence above. So, the word that is a demonstrative pronoun.
Which is never a demonstrative and does not relete to specific things.

Hi Torsten! I didn;t find the word relete in a dictionary.
Thank you for explanation.
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That vs which #4 (permalink) Sat Oct 16, 2004 16:01 pm   That vs which
 

I am sorry I told about word RELETE
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Refer to #5 (permalink) Sat Oct 16, 2004 16:08 pm   Refer to
 

Must read 'refer'. Sorry.

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THAT WHICH #6 (permalink) Sat Oct 16, 2004 21:35 pm   THAT WHICH
 

Hi,

In this sentence you would use 'that' because it is after a superlative - the best museum.

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Which vs that #7 (permalink) Mon Oct 27, 2008 21:10 pm   Which vs that
 

i see..thanks again
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THAT WHICH #8 (permalink) Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:14 am   THAT WHICH
 

Alan wrote:
Hi,

In this sentence you would use 'that' because it is after a superlative -the best museum

Alan

Dear Alan,

Do you mean if the sentence isn't in the superlative, it’s correct to use “which”?
Thank you.

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THAT WHICH #9 (permalink) Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:24 pm   THAT WHICH
 

Relete ? Perhaps you mean relate.?
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Which vs that #10 (permalink) Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:15 pm   Which vs that
 

hi
many thanks for your explanation about that and which
it's very helpful
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Which vs that #11 (permalink) Fri Feb 19, 2010 13:39 pm   Which vs that
 

I agree with mr. Alan too. A superlative requires that not which as you know, that is also used in some emphasis structures such as cleft sentence.
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Which vs that #12 (permalink) Thu Nov 25, 2010 16:47 pm   Which vs that
 

I also agree with Alan. Your explanation is really good.
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Which vs that #13 (permalink) Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:40 am   Which vs that
 

thank you a lot. I still got mistakes similarly before reading your explanation
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Re: That vs which #14 (permalink) Mon Feb 14, 2011 13:36 pm   Re: That vs which
 

Torsten wrote:
Hi Kiran,

Many thanks for your interesting question. That refers to specific, definite (often distinctively located) things as in the sentence above. So, the word that is a demonstrative pronoun.
Which is never a demonstrative and does not relate to specific things.

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Hi Torsen!
If I am right you are saying which can't use to demonstrate something.Then is this wrong sentence " The lawnmower, which is in the garage, needs sharpening."
and it should be "The lawnmower that is in the garage needs sharpening."
But I think both are correct.
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Which vs that #15 (permalink) Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:55 am   Which vs that
 

Now I have understood my misconception.I need no explanation from Torsen :(
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