Monday, August 11, 2014

Use the Right Word!

Then--shows a sequence: I passed my driver's test and then bought a car.

Than--draws a comparison: I am older than my brother is.

That--refers to something at a distance: My brother lives in that purple house across the street.

That--introduces essential information: The report that John wrote yesterday had three errors.

Which--introduces nonessential information: I graduated from USF, which is in San Francisco.

This--refers to something near at hand, here and now: My brother lives in this neighborhood.

This--refers to something previously referenced: One of my brothers is a lawyer. This brother lives in L.A.

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