Using That Versus Which

Posted by Kristen Bowers on May 27, 2011 2:57:18 PM

The correct usage of that versus which is commonly debated and challenged.  Reading through Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, for example, you will find that almost all the points that I have outlined below have been disregarded.  It is important to note that the rules in British English are not the same as in American English, and that even in American English, scholars argue whether that and which are interchangeable in restrictive clauses.

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Topics: Grammar, grammar tips, nonrestrictive clauses, restrictive clauses, sentence construction, that versus which, tips, Writing, writing tips

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