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1

When to use

Who

Whose

That

Who: person

Whose & that: person or object

Ex: I'm going to fix all the tables whose legs are broken

2

You can purchase tickets by phone or on the web.

I'm going to buy vegetables, rice, and a carton of milk

Parallel?

Yes! Prepositional phrases that are in parallel don't have to use the same preposition

Yes! As long as list is all nouns

3

What can you use "that" to describe?

Anything (place, time, etc...) EXCEPT for people. Use who for people only.

4

Taiwan is the only country that has good food, and where boba is made fresh.

Parallel?

No. Cannot compare that and where.

Use that and that

5

The agency's creative team, each member of which/whom was asked to submit at least three ideas, remain/remains stymied in its development of the new campaign.

Each member of WHICH because for eh preposition "of" signals the noun before, the "team". Team is not a person so much use WHICH.

RemainS because each is singular.

6

Mistake X for/as/to be Y

Which preposition is correct for this ?

Mistake z FOR y

Or

Mistook X FOR Y

7

Does ,-ing modifier always modify the sentence before it?

No, it modifies the MAIN s-v sentence. If the sentence before it is a modifier (starts with which, for example) then the , -ing sentence modifies the main sentence before the which sentence

8

, with vs
, which modifier

, with- modifies whole phrase
, which- modifies word before

9

Not so much... as...
Not... but...

Which is correct?

Both correct

Not so much in a skill as in our ability to...

Same as

Not in skill but our ability to...

10

A phenomenon most scientist agree THAT is caused

A phenomenon THAT most scientist agree is causes

Which is correct?

Second. The "scientist Agree" portion should go between "that" and "is"

A phenomenon that is cause by - simplifies sentence

11

Found only in the west, hummingbirds survive through extremes of climate, their range extending from...

Correct ?

Yes. "Their range extending" is a modifier

12

Open markers

I want to retire to a place where I can relax and I can pay low taxes.

Right or wrong?

Wrong. Need "where" in both x and y clause to know where parallelism begins

Right structure:
I want to retire to a place WHERE I can relax and WHERE I pay low taxes.

13

They have found evidence that suggest that the elephant...

They have found evidence to suggest that the elephant...

Which is correct?

Both correct