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Koh Elaine
Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 7:57:38 AM
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As a Christian lawyer, I do my part to uphold what I believe to be the cause of justice and to save a life, any life based on my Christian teachings. Jesus pardoned one man from death even as he was on the cross. Jesus came to save the world, that means each and every person in this world. I will do my part to save each person I can. I do not discriminate against any person, regardless of race, religion, gender, and LGBT. Every one deserves dignity in life and dignity in death.

Can 'which' be used instead of 'that'?

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Audiendus
Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 8:15:22 AM
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Koh Elaine wrote:
As a Christian lawyer, I do my part to uphold what I believe to be the cause of justice and to save a life, any life based on my Christian teachings. Jesus pardoned one man from death even as he was on the cross. Jesus came to save the world, that means each and every person in this world. I will do my part to save each person I can. I do not discriminate against any person, regardless of race, religion, gender, and LGBT. Every one deserves dignity in life and dignity in death.

Can 'which' be used instead of 'that'?


Yes, you can use 'which' instead of 'that'. If you use 'that', however, you need a semicolon or dash after "save the world". If you use 'which', you only need a comma.

'Which' would be a relative pronoun. 'That' would be a demonstrative pronoun – it doesn't work as a relative pronoun here. In speech, you would emphasise 'that' – "that means each and every person...".
Koh Elaine
Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 8:21:09 AM
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Audiendus wrote:
Koh Elaine wrote:
As a Christian lawyer, I do my part to uphold what I believe to be the cause of justice and to save a life, any life based on my Christian teachings. Jesus pardoned one man from death even as he was on the cross. Jesus came to save the world, that means each and every person in this world. I will do my part to save each person I can. I do not discriminate against any person, regardless of race, religion, gender, and LGBT. Every one deserves dignity in life and dignity in death.

Can 'which' be used instead of 'that'?


Yes, you can use 'which' instead of 'that'. If you use 'that', however, you need a semicolon or dash after "save the world". If you use 'which', you only need a comma.

'Which' would be a relative pronoun. 'That' would be a demonstrative pronoun – it doesn't work as a relative pronoun here. In speech, you would emphasise 'that' – "that means each and every person...".


Thanks for your analytical reply.
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