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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #109049: What, which and all that
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    What, which and all that

    WHAT / , WHICH  / + ALL THAT..;


    Here, we won't deal with interrogative pronouns, but with the two forms of relative-demonstrative pronouns (which, unfortunately are often expressed in the same way, in many languages, French included.) but which happen to be different and require a choice in English :


    1) WHAT : the relatif-demonstrative pronoun (similar to 'that which' includes its own antecedent). It's often placed at the start of a sentence or a clause, and can have the function of subject, or of complement


    ex : What is important to me is that he has given us the explanation. ( what = the subject of the verb) 

    ex : What I don't understand is that he keeps lying... ( Here, 'what' is the complement of the verb 'understand') 


    - When the relative-demonstrative pronoun is followed by the verb to be, this verb is made to agree with the noun which is following it

    ex : What the little girl liked most were the clowns and the elephants. 




    2) , WHICH : is including the whole part of a sentence, its antecedent has to be followed by a comma.


    ex : [He has given us the explanation], which is important to me …(The antecedent is the whole part of the sentence between square brackets.)


    3)  ALL  THAT; WHATEVER; EVERYTHING… (NOT *** [all What ] )

    ex : Tom’s parents give him all that he wants. /…whatever he wants. /everything he wants. 

    ex : All that she wants is to be loved! 



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