On 3/7/18 12:58 PM, Eric Rescorla wrote:
> As a rule of thumb, "that" is used to start restrictive clauses ("Two doors > are in front of you. The door that is on the right leads outside"), while > "which" is used to start non-restrictive clauses ("The only door in the room, > which is made of wood, leads outside.") This document uses "which" where "that" > is called for in numerous locations. Although there are several more than listed
> below, I'm highlighting the locations where a literal reading of "which"
> technically leads to ambiguity. Each instance has a leading line for context
> (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:

http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000918.html <http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/%7Emyl/languagelog/archives/000918.html> http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/001461.html <http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/%7Emyl/languagelog/archives/001461.html>

  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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