My husband, Brady, took me fishing this weekend, which is an activity I find very boring. So I pondered grammar to pass the time—that is until Brady caught a fish that died as he was trying to release it back into the lake. As that poor, doomed bass floated by, my thoughts turned to the beauty of life, the cruel inevitability of death, and then, naturally, to the difference between that and which.
Wait… there’s a difference?
So you could say “that” helps define a sentence, while “which” offers extra information or helps clarify the meaning of the sentence as a whole?
What happens if I mix them up?
How do I punctuate “that” and “which”?
I hope this clears up some grammatical issues that have been haunting you.