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Which of these three is correct?

  • We are a group of people who meet..
  • We are a group of people which meets..
  • We are a group of people that meets..

This is different from the case when "People" is the subject of the sentence.

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We are a group of people who meet.. is correct where who represents people, and not group.

We are a group of people which meets.. would be correct if a is replaced with the where which would represent group, and not people. Same is the case with the last one.

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  • What about that?
    – Kris
    Commented Sep 19, 2018 at 11:08
  • Same is the case with the last one. I.e. "We are a group of people that meets.." would be correct if 'a' is replaced with 'the' where 'that' would represent group, and not people. Commented Sep 19, 2018 at 11:21
  • You use the exact same rule for both 'which' and 'that'! You are forgetting that 'which' is non-restrictive (adjunct), and 'that' is restrictive (adject). Which category is 'who'?
    – AmI
    Commented Sep 19, 2018 at 21:09
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We are a group of people who meet.. is correct where who represents people, and not the group.which is for in animated things For instance 1. We are the group of people who work hard for the uplift of the society. in the above sentence who can't be replaced by which because we are talking about people.

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