Asked by: Yanis Manzanobooks and literature fiction
How do you know when to use which or that?
Last Updated: 19th April, 2020
Click to see full answer.
Similarly one may ask, when should I use which or that?
When To Use “That” and When ToUse “Which” When referring to objects, though, the rule forusing “that” and “which” correctlyis simple: THAT should be used to introduce a restrictiveclause.
Beside above, what is the difference between which and that? To start with, we use “that” when we referto people, animals, and things. We use “which” when werefer to animals and things. However, the main differencebetween both depends on the clause. If the clause isrestrictive, you need to use the relative pronoun that, without it,the meaning would be unclear.
Furthermore, when should you use which instead of that?
Rule for using That instead ofWhich The general rule requires that you use that onlyto introduce a restrictive (or defining) relative clause,which identifies the person or thing being talked about. Forexample, The building that I was telling you about is justdown the road.
When to use which vs what?
2 Answers. "Which" is more formal when asking a questionthat requires a choice between a number of items. You canuse "What" if you want, though. Generally speaking,you can replace the usage of "which" with "what" and be OKgrammatically.