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What is the difference between "that" and "which"?

That - "That" is used with restrictive phrases. Restrictive phrases are phrase. that are essential to the sentence.

Which - "Which" is used with non-restrictive phrases. Non-restrictive phrases are phrases that state non essential information. A phrase is considered non-restrictive phase if the phase can be omitted from the sentence.


  • The shirt that you lent me is in my bag.
  • The shirt, which is red, is in my bag.
  • The house that I wanted to buy has been sold.
  • The house, which I didn't want to buy, has been sold.
  • The food store that I go to all the time is closed today.
  • The store, which is near my house, is not open today.

What are determiners?

That - This - These - Those Determiners

What are quantifiers?

What are articles?

Some - Any

That - Which

A - An - The