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Beware of weak whiches.
 


Use which to refer to the word or phrase that immediately precedes it, not to the overall thought of the sentence, as it does in the example below.

Rewrite the sentence replacing the weak which clause with the phrase “a lapse in judgment that was impolite and unforgivable.”

“I read the letter, which was impolite and unforgivable.”

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Weekly Tip

Beware of weak whiches.

 

 

Use which to refer to the word or phrase that immediately precedes it, not to the overall thought of the sentence, as it does in the example below.

Rewrite the sentence replacing the weak which clause with the phrase “a lapse in judgment that was impolite and unforgivable.”

“I read the letter, a lapse in judgment that was impolite and unforgivable.”

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