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Should you use “who” or “that” when talking about multiple people doing something?

Which of the following is correct? There were 10 people that went to the store. There were 10 people who went to the store. Edit: Which of the following is correct? There were 10 ...
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'The Queen That Never Was' or 'The Queen Who Never Was'?

A documentary drama about the American Wallis Simpson (the influence upon Edward VIII causing him to abdicate the throne of England on 10th December 1936) is titled 'Wallis : The Queen That Never Was'....
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Relative pronouns, “that” or “who”, for type of person

A non-native speaker is asking ... Which should you use, 'which' or 'that,' in the following statement? Since this is mainly talking about the types of persons (within 'her'), you might use 'that,' ...
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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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Who and That : Pronouns or Relative Pronouns [duplicate]

I read a submission in a newsletter about grammar. Part of the article discussed the use of who and that. The reader is told to use who as a pronoun for references to people and that as a pronoun for ...
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“Who” as applied to non-human animals [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to use “who” vs. “that” ‘Which’ applied to brute animals Is the use of "who", as applied to non-human animals, ever considered grammatically correct? Would it be correct ...
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People who is or People who are [closed]

I want to know if which one is correct, for example I want to say: "The people who is in charge of this process" or "The people who are in charge of this process". I'm a bit confused because of the "...
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Which is correct: “staff that may have this information” or “staff who may have this information”? [closed]

Should I use 'who' or 'that' in the following sentence? Any information you have, or any leads to staff who may have this information would be very much appreciated. Any information you have, ...
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Should I use 'that' 'which' or 'who' in this sentence?

Boys don't play with dolls that they know for a long time, unless they see another boys playing with them. Well it means that boys sometimes boys are not interested in a girl ...
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who vs that as a pronoun [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to use: who/that I have seen many writers using "that" as a pronoun in cases where "who" should be used. For example, a book author says I apologize to those of you that ...
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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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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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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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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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