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#1 Josie


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Posted 04 April 2008 - 08:23 AM

Ladies and gentlemen,

I am trying to help my dd revise a story and I happened upon a IEW lesson plan online. I have typed out the main points for use to examine, but I want to make sure I am on the same page as he is with regard to the who/which clause and the because clause.

Anyone willing to give me some examples for these two clauses?

I really like what I see with IEW and will probably order the program for next year.

Thanks for your help.

#2 MIch elle

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 10:02 AM

Link should work if you're signed into the IEW yahoo group : w/w practice. If not join the group, the go to "FILES" then to "Stylistic Techniques Help" to "Who which practice" or "w/w advanced" or "w/w explained" files.

#3 HollyinNNV


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Posted 04 April 2008 - 10:07 AM

I find it difficult to use the "because clause" because I generally do not use it often in writing. I am sure you could find someone else on this board who could do a much better job than I in providing examples of the "because" and "who/which" clauses. Good luck.

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 11:59 AM

The because clause gives a reason why something happened.

"I hit my head because I was not looking where I was going."

The who/which adds additional information about a noun.

"The king, who was older than the hills, rode out to battle.

#5 Linda...inOwasso


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Posted 04 April 2008 - 01:51 PM

Your question reminded me of something Andrew Pudewa said on one of the TWSS dvd's. It was:

use who when referring to a person; use which when referring to a thing

So.... The old man, who lost his keen vision long ago, pulled his glasses from his shirt pocket and began to read.

OR.... She read the book, which was less than an inch thick, in no time at all.


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Posted 04 April 2008 - 02:28 PM

Thank you! I was thinking along his lines. I just wanted to be sure.