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    Can I use who instead of that?


    Subjects were divided into two groups. The first group who were accompanied by their friends showed higher physiological reactions to complete a task compared with the second group who took their pets with themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arzgol View Post
    Can I use who instead of that? Yes, but there are other things that need attention:

    Subjects were divided into two groups. The first group, who were accompanied by their friends, showed higher physiological reactions to complete a task compared with the second group, who took their pets with themselves.
    I don't know what you mean by the words I have underlined

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    Subjects were divided into two groups. The first group, who were accompanied by their friends, showed higher physiological reactions to complete a task compared with the second group, who took their pets with themselves.


    They had higher blood pressure, tachycardia when they had to do a complicated task when their friends were with them.


    I had to be concise, since the prepartion time is limited in the exam. Could you please fix my sentence to sound proper English.


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    Quote Originally Posted by arzgol View Post
    Subjects were divided into two groups. The first group, who were accompanied by their friends, showed higher physiological reactions to after completeing a task compared with the second group, who took their pets with themselves.
    I don't know if that is acceptable. I would prefer:
    The first group, who were accompanied by their friends, had higher blood pressure after completing a (complicated task) than the second group, who took their pets with them.

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