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Parsing the sentence “the number of people…”

Here's a sentence I randomly thought of: The number of people [who/that] don't give way to buses is staggering. This sentence got me thinking about grammar and sentence structure and thus prompted ...
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When to use “it” instead of “who”

In using a title for a particular function of a person (for example, "supplier", "seller", "buyer", "exporter"), is it proper to use the word "it" and "that" and "itself", instead of "he or she" and "...
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Choice of relative pronouns: 'who' and/or 'that' for people?

Albert Einstein is a German-born theoretical physicist. He became world-famous for his general theory of relativity. If you turn these two sentences into one, a main clause + a relative clause, you ...
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Which one is correct? 'who' or 'that' in this adjective clause? [closed]

Which one is correct? He was so angry that didn't let me talk to him. or He was so angry who didn't let me talk to him. I believe that the first sentence is correct, because before "that" we ...
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Which do I need to use, 'who' or 'that' in this sentence?

I am writing something and I am confused as to which one of these below are correct: "I am often called as one of the society's masses, that/who enjoys helping people with their..." Also, should ...
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Multiple objects + relative clause [duplicate]

Which would be best / acceptable? "He saw people, animals and buildings THAT / WHICH had suffered greatly." As I see it, there are 3 subjects; people, animals and buildings. The grammar rules I know ...
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workers who were sent or workers that were sent? [duplicate]

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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Why does my grammar book say “whom” is more correct than “that” in this example sentence?

According to a grammar book, it is incorrect to state "The company directors realized too late that the man that they had just brought in was unsuited to do the job." They claim it is better to state: ...

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