relative pronouns

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relative pronouns

Post by Lone » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:32 am

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"The Master Key is here given to the world as a means of tapping the great Cosmic Intelligence and attracting from it that which corresponds to the ambitions, and aspirations, of each reader."

In the above sentence, I don't understand why there are 2 relative pronouns (that which) are used one after another. What is the function of this structure? And can I simply use 'that' or 'which' in that position (i.e. just use 1 relative pronoun)?

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Re: relative pronouns

Post by Alan » Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:43 am

'That' here is a demonstrative pronoun. The only relative is 'which'.