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    is this sentence correct?

    I was clad in white robes who were slowly turning grey.

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    Re: is this sentence correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I was clad in white robes that were slowly turning grey.
    Use who to describe humans, not things.

    P.S. I'm not 100% sure if the rest is okay.

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    Re: is this sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I was clad in white robes, who which were slowly turning grey.
    A robe is a thing, not a person, therefore you use which, not who.

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    Re: is this sentence correct?

    Don't you think that would be better?
    I would use which if the sentence would be something like:
    I was clad in white robes, which was very embarrassing.
    (Please do not focus too much on its sense )
    In this sentence you don't describe the white robes directly.
    That's why I would use which.

    In the original sentence, however, I would go for that, because you describe them.

    P.S. Not sure about the comma.

    Cheers!

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