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Consider this sentence : "I was going down the hill and on my step down I saw a guy who appeared to be disguised".

"I was going down the hill and on my step down I saw a guy that appeared to be disguised".

which is correct usage of English in such case that or who?

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marked as duplicate by Edwin Ashworth, RegDwigнt May 26 at 17:08

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I was going down the hill and on my step down I saw a guy who appeared to be disguised"

is the correct usage.

Who and sometimes that refer to people but only in informal cases. Hence avoid using that for people. That and which refer to groups or things.

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Please check for duplicates before answering questions that are likely candidates. –  Edwin Ashworth May 26 at 16:59

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