In these 2 sentence:
- The man gave his money to the charity, which he preferred.
- The man gave his money to the charity which he preferred.
Is there a difference between these 2 sentences apart from the commas, of course?
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#1 seems like an imperfect way of saying that he preferred to give his money to charity rather than doing something else with it.
#2 means that he gave the money to his preferred charity. I prefer to use “that” for defining clauses like this one, but some people do not care about this distinction.