Other Cool Blogs: Magical Words Feb 3, 2015

Acquired from the internet hive mind


Grammar geeks go crazy over certain things – too/to/two, that/which usage, your/you’re, there/their/they’re, the Oxford Comma. I think by now you know where I fall on the grammar geek spectrum. So now I am going to geek.

OMG, Melissa McArthur made the most incredible post about That and Which. “That? Which? Wha…?

She, my hero, even gave a perfect summing up.

So here’s your easy to remember rule: If it can be taken out of the sentence, use which and a comma. If not, use that.

“That” restricts, “which” is non-restrictive.

Go forth and read the post in all of its amazing awesomesauceness here: http://www.magicalwords.net/really-i-mean-it/that-which-what/

Truly, if you ever had ANY questions about how “that” and “which” work, read this post. Be still my beating heart!