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Would you say "the number of students that earned sufficient credits" or "the number of students who earned sufficient credits"?

marked as duplicate by FumbleFingers, RegDwigнt Sep 20 '13 at 21:25

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    I think the question here is whether it is "students who" or "students that". – Kaiser Octavius Sep 20 '13 at 20:18
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    Who for people (and possibly animals); that for inanimate objects (and possibly animals). The "earned sufficient credits" relates to the students themselves, not the number. – Andrew Leach Sep 20 '13 at 20:25

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