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    Could a museum be a person?

    I did a test in which there was a question like this:
    Thatís the museum _________
    A. about which Iíve heard many good reports
    B. which Iíve heard many good reports about
    C. that Iíve hear many good reports about
    D. about whom Iíve heard many good reports

    I chose A though I think that A and B are both correct, even the same. But surprisingly, it turned out to be D when I checked the keys.
    Please tell me what is correct.
    Thank you very much in advance.

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    Re: Could a museum be a person?

    Are you sure the right answer wasn't C? There are many museums, but that's the one you heard about. "That", not "which". I assume "hear" in C is a typo for "heard".

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    Re: Could a museum be a person?

    Unfortunately, I didn't misread because I copied and pasted the question from a website.

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    Re: Could a museum be a person?

    Their error then, with the typo to boot.

    Unless... Are you sure they weren't telling you to pick absolutely the wrong one? The that/which distinction is a fine point, but who/what is basic.

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    Re: Could a museum be a person?

    Quote Originally Posted by abaka View Post
    Their error then, with the typo to boot.

    Unless... Are you sure they weren't telling you to pick absolutely the wrong one? The that/which distinction is a fine point, but who/what is basic.
    The phrase in red is the key in the following image

    This is one question of a series of questions which need to be completed with the correct phrases. Even if the task were to choose the wrong phrases, it couldn't be D because C is wrong to, noticing "I've hear"

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    Re: Could a museum be a person?

    All right. Write it off, then, as a gross error.

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