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    who/ what choice

    Hi, everyone!
    I'd like to aske someone who speaks English as their native language.

    You made me [what/ who] I am now.

    In the sentence above, I know "what" is the correct choice, but is "who" totally wrong? It seems to me "who" also makes sense even if the meaning can be different.

    Thank you

    Last edited by optimistic pessimist; 20-Mar-2010 at 08:45.

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    Re: who/ what choice

    not a teacher

    You made me what I am now.

    probably sounds more meaningful. It means 'you have been a great influence to my character' or 'you have contributed to my achieving the present position.'
    Last edited by tedtmc; 20-Mar-2010 at 09:34.

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