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"Weird Al" Yankovic - Word Crimes

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— 2 weeks ago with 86 notes
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That or Which - Which one should I use? →

That is used for necessary information and has no commas.

A necessary phrase (known as a restrictive clause) uses the word ‘that’ and is not surrounded by commas. If you remove the phrase it changes the original meaning of the sentence.  Example: The novel that Sarah Bell wrote didn’t sell well.

Which is used for unnecessary information and is surrounded by commas.

An unnecessary phrase (known as a non-restrictive clause) uses the word ‘which’ and has commas. If you remove the phrase it does not change the original meaning of the sentence. Example: The Twilight novels, which were for young adults, were adapted for film. 

From The Plain Language Programme by Amanda Patterson

— 6 months ago with 347 notes
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Different from or different than or different to? Which one is correct? →

Is there any difference between the expressions different from, different than, and different to? Is one of the three ‘more correct’ than the others?

  1. Different from is by far the most common of the three, in both British and American English.
  2. Different than is mainly used in American English.
  3. Different to is much more common in British English than American English.

Some people criticize different than as incorrect but there’s no real justification for this view. There’s little difference in sense between the three expressions, and all of them are used by respected writers.

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— 8 months ago with 16 notes
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