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    #1

    Exclamation who vs that

    Hello there.

    Are there any difference?

    He is the photographer who took this picture.
    He is the photographer that took this picture.


    Please help me!


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    #2

    Re: who vs that

    Quote Originally Posted by gchman View Post
    Hello there.

    Are there any difference?

    He is the photographer who took this picture.
    He is the photographer that took this picture.

    Please help me!
    hello there , i think the first one is more accurate


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    #3

    Re: who vs that

    Quote Originally Posted by gchman View Post
    Hello there.

    Are there any difference?

    He is the photographer who took this picture.
    He is the photographer that took this picture.

    Please help me!
    Both are correct. We use both "that" and "who" to begin an adjective clause that identifies a person. Some people prefer "who", but both are correct. It could be that "who" is preferable for a more formal tone, but both are equally correct.


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    Re: who vs that

    Quote Originally Posted by PROESL View Post
    Both are correct. We use both "that" and "who" to begin an adjective clause that identifies a person. Some people prefer "who", but both are correct. It could be that "who" is preferable for a more formal tone, but both are equally correct.

    And many of those that prefer 'who' tried to make it into a rule, that rule being that only 'who' is used for people which, as Proesl has pointed out, isn't a rule.

    As to which is used more often, if I'm not mistaken, the LGSWE notes that 'who' is used much more often. [my copy is many miles away at present]

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