• Writing Tips and Tricks

    Which vs That

    It can be difficult to know the difference between ‘which’ or ‘that’ and when to use either in a sentence. Both sound like they can easily be swapped out for each other depending on your mood. But there’s one general rule. ‘That’ is for a restrictive cause and ‘which’ is for a non-restrictive clause. What does this mean? Use ‘that’ when needing to define the subject of the sentence. For example, ‘The fabrics that I need to sew my dress are expensive.’ The phrase ‘that I need to sew my dress’ defines which fabrics are expensive. Without the ‘that’ the sentence will imply all fabrics are expensive. Use ‘which’ when…