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I am trying to determine the use of "that" or "who" in this sentence: Workers ____ were sent did not speak English.

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With human head nouns it's a free choice between wh-relatives and that-relatives: Workers who were sent did not speak English and Workers that were sent did not speak English show no semantic differences, and no syntactic differences.

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