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    Question about 'who' or 'what'

    Hi Teachers,
    According to this answer, 'Santa Claus is a combination of many different legends.'
    Which is the correct option, 'a' or 'b'?
    a) Who is Santa Claus?
    b) What is Santa Claus?

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Question about 'who' or 'what'

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi Teachers,
    According to this answer, 'Santa Claus is a combination of many different legends.'
    Which is the correct option, 'a' or 'b'?
    a) Who is Santa Claus?
    b) What is Santa Claus?

    Thanks in advance
    Santa Claus may well be a combination of legends, but in all those legends, he is a person. Consequently, "Who" would be appropriate. You could use "what" in something like "What is the Santa Claus legend a combination of?" - Answer: "The Santa Claus legend is a combination of many different legends from around the world."

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    Re: Question about 'who' or 'what'

    Hi,
    Thank you so much for your reply. It is very clear. I have no further questions on this point.
    Best,
    Learning

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