That vs Which, Its vs It’s, and other grammar jargon

Clarifying a few things in my lay language. For the full jargon, go to the links.

That vs. Which

In short, the meaning of a sentence will not change if you remove the part of which, but it will change if you remove that. Example:

  • My car that is blue goes very fast.
  • My car, which is blue, goes very fast.

The first one talks of a specific car and makes that portion very necessary. The second does not.

Try not to use that after a comma because it will most likely be incorrect, like the examples below:

  • This computer, that I have never liked, is very slow.
  • The blue desk, that my father gave me.

Among vs. Amongst

For American speakers of English, the question is irrelevant. Americans say among.

Its vs. It’s

It’s = It is

Its = anytime you cannot use it is

Her’s vs. Hers

Hers = Example: Is this his or hers.

Her’s = No such usage, ever.

Fewer vs. Less  or Much vs. Many

Fewer = anything that can be counted. Same for many.

Less = cannot be counted. Same for much.

And you can start a sentence with conjunctions.

Definitely check out 50 words that most  people pronounce wrong.

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