|By R2005 (R2005) on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 01:38 am: Edit|
Okay,I don't understand how to differentiate between "which" and "that."
Case in point: The way (in which) John (responds) to the new treatment (will) be pivotal to the company's decision (to market) the new formula.
I thought it was "A" (in which) since I thought it should be "the way THAT." There was no error, btw.
(Most) of the conveniences (without which) the American Household could seemingly not exist (were) not available (even) fifty years ago.
I thought 'without which' sounded wrong. But, the answer was E (No error).
Would it be correct to say you "memorized ALL the lines?" I thought you needed a preposition-- "memorized ALL OF the lines."
Princeton Review says "all" is appropriate.
Please help. I overanalyze!
|By R2005 (R2005) on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 12:17 pm: Edit|
|By Pyewacket (Pyewacket) on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 06:17 pm: Edit|
The difference between which and that is:
which is usually non-defining and that is defining
Most of the conveniences ( which or without which)... does not tell you anything essential for understanding conveniences in the sentence.
The way that John responds.. without "John responds" we have no idea what "way" is being discussed. Here the relative clause is defining.
|By Paulhomework (Paulhomework) on Thursday, October 07, 2004 - 12:06 am: Edit|
I would say the error is A, but because of wordiness. "The way in which John responds" is a less concise way of saying "the way John responds"
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