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My dictionary says,

The ships which sailed for America were packed with emigrants.

"That can be used instead in which in this meaning,"

but as a matter of fact, is "which" preferred in formal/academic writing? Or is just "which" is used more often in BrE? Your opinions?

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Supercat

My dictionary says,

The ships which sailed for America were packed with emigrants.

"That can be used instead in of which in this meaning,"

Correct.

but as a matter of fact, is "which" preferred in formal/academic writing? No. Or is just "which" is used more often in BrE? Not that I know. I very much doubt it. Your opinions?

CJ

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Thank you Jim. Then I understand that both are equally OK.

Just out of my curiosity, which one do you usually like to use?

Supercat

Thank you Jim. Then I understand that both are equally OK.

Just out of my curiosity, which one do you usually like to use?

that Emotion: smile

CJ