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    Can I use "who" here?

    Zhai Zhigang became the first Chinese astronaut _____ walked in space.
    I know "that" can be in that blank. But can I use " who" here? Does such a rule exist that because there is "the first" to modify the person, only "that" ,instead of "who", can be used to introduce the attributive clause?

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    Re: Can I use "who" here?

    Quote Originally Posted by roseriver1012 View Post
    Zhai Zhigang became the first Chinese astronaut _____ walked in space.
    I know "that" can be in that blank. But can I use " who" here? Does such a rule exist that because there is "the first" to modify the person, only "that" ,instead of "who", can be used to introduce the attributive clause?
    You could use "who", but I would rewrite it like this "Zhai Zhigang became the first Chinese astronaut to walk in space."

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    Re: Can I use "who" here?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    You could use "who", but I would rewrite it like this "Zhai Zhigang became the first Chinese astronaut to walk in space."
    You mean this one is more natural or more English to you than the one I gave?

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    Re: Can I use "who" here?

    Quote Originally Posted by roseriver1012 View Post
    You mean this one is more natural or more English to you than the one I gave?
    Yes, it's more natural.

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    Re: Can I use "who" here?

    Thank you!

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