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Use the relative pronoun 'who'



 
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Use the relative pronoun 'who' #1 (permalink) Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:48 am   Use the relative pronoun 'who'
 

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ESL/EFL Test #39 "Relative Pronoun Exercises", question 3

That's another way of saying it. I'm talking about the car ......... parked over there.

(a) who's
(b) that's
(c) who

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #39 "Relative Pronoun Exercises", answer 3

That's another way of saying it. I'm talking about the car that's parked over there.

Correct answer: (b) that's

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That's another way of saying it. I'm talking about the car who's parked over there.
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i dont understand why we have to use that's not who's

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Use the relative pronoun 'who' #2 (permalink) Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:54 am   Use the relative pronoun 'who'
 

Hi Fanan,

The relative pronoun 'who' is used for people not things and so when we refer to 'car' it has to be either 'that' or which'

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what instead of that #3 (permalink) Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:10 pm   what instead of that
 

Hi Alan,

I think we can use what instead of that here...

Please could you confirm this issue.. Thanks a lot !!
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Use the relative pronoun 'who' #4 (permalink) Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:56 pm   Use the relative pronoun 'who'
 

Hi Jon,

Simple answer: No!

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Use the relative pronoun 'who' #5 (permalink) Sun Sep 02, 2007 13:09 pm   Use the relative pronoun 'who'
 

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In your post, was the use of a semicolon a typo or was it intentionally used, Alan?
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Use the relative pronoun 'who' #6 (permalink) Sun Sep 02, 2007 15:18 pm   Use the relative pronoun 'who'
 

Hi Jon,

I think who would naturally refer to a person, a mortal being if you like.
But I reckon you can say "...car which is parked over there", as Alan pointed out
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Use the relative pronoun 'who' #7 (permalink) Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:43 am   Use the relative pronoun 'who'
 

I'd like to know when to use "which" and when to use "that".
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