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Relative Pronouns

Postby Brahman » Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:17 pm

1. These are the books which you sent to me.

2. These are the books that you sent to me.


Am I right to say that "which/that you sent to me" is a restrictive (=defining) relative clause? Is it also true that In British English, both relative pronouns ("which", "that") can be interchangeably used in such sentence structures; but in formal American English only 'that" is preferred?

Can I say that, because it is a restrictive clause, I cannot insert a comma before "which"?

1. These are the books, which you send to me.
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Re: Relative Pronouns

Postby sweethuman » Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:59 am

WHICH and THAT are both right.
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