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Josie

IEW --who/which clause and because clause -- Examples

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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.

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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.

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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.

Holly

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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.

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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.

 

HTH!

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