Thursday, May 25, 2006

That Witch! That, Which!

Dear SPOGG: The word "that" is used more and more and in instances where I believe the correct word should be "which". I thought the words were determined by animate or inanimate objects. Please correct me.

— Nan M.

Dear Ms. M:

Please correct you? OK, then. We will. Use which when you're setting a clause off with a comma. Use that when you're not.

To find out why, read our "Doctor, she's in a comma" post.

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