On 3/7/18 12:58 PM, Eric Rescorla wrote:
> As a rule of thumb, "that" is used to start restrictive clauses
> are in front of you. The door that is on the right leads outside"),
> "which" is used to start non-restrictive clauses ("The only door in
> which is made of wood, leads outside.") This document uses "which"
> is called for in numerous locations. Although there are several more
> below, I'm highlighting the locations where a literal reading of "which"
> technically leads to ambiguity. Each instance has a leading line for
> (except those that occur at the beginning of a paragraph).
I appreciate that many people hold to this rule of thumb, but it is,
unfortunately, an invented rule:
There is an old myth that which is not used in integrated relative
clauses (e.g. something which I hate) and that has to be used instead
something that I hate). It is completely untrue. The choice between
the two is free and open.
We're going to have to agree to disagree on this point. It's your
document and this is merely editorial, so your preference stands here.
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