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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 2 years ago

    Neither. It is “Dis is the book what I borrowed at the liberry.”

  2. emjaycee

    emjaycee GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Leave it out. “This is the book I borrowed” should suffice.

  3. Agent54

    Agent54 said, over 2 years ago

    Book?? Aint no stinking book here to see. Go away.

  4. strickmaedel

    strickmaedel said, over 2 years ago

    “Which” introduces a nonrestrictive clause, and Mom knows it — she’s just yanking his chain. :-D

  5. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, over 2 years ago

    Except for one comment educational comments. I thought either which or that would work or a book.

  6. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Kab Buch

    My mom was an English teacher, too. One is used for inanimate objects and the other for people and animals, but darned if I can remember!

  7. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, over 2 years ago

    @Dani Rice

    “That” is used for the inanimate.

  8. Captain Smokeblower

    Captain Smokeblower said, over 2 years ago

    @emjaycee

    I agree.

  9. Louatwork

    Louatwork said, over 2 years ago

    @strickmaedel

    It was that darn nonrestrictive clause that allowed my ex-wife to go out and spend so much money.

  10. mathteacher678

    mathteacher678 said, over 2 years ago

    “That” and “which” are both used for inanimate objects. “Who” is for people. “This is the book that I borrowed” is correct. “This is the book, which I borrowed” is also correct. The difference is that using the “which” is almost like putting the next part in parentheses. Note the comma before the “which.”

  11. Walrus Gumbo

    Walrus Gumbo GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Kab Buch

    I no understand you need to splain it gooder?

  12. bevgrey

    bevgrey said, over 2 years ago

    I would just say “this is the book I borrowed” and skip the whole dilemma.

  13. Sailor 46

    Sailor 46 said, over 2 years ago

    @bevgrey

    Yea, it’s easier not creating a problem, than solving one.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I’d say, “that which I borrowed.”

  15. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 2 years ago

    I was an English teacher of college freshmen, and didn’t know about all that ‘that" and “which” stuff. I’d say they are interchangeable in this case, but would use “that” because it sounds better. Mebbe I wasn’t that great uv a English teacher.

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