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    #1

    who are the brands

    Mercedes-Benz has been overshadowed by Ford and Lexus, who are the brands...
    (I'm not sure about Ford being in the list, so it may not be the actual brand named in the programme)
    (English4U, TV Channel)

    Is it justifiable to use 'who' here?

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: who are the brands

    Quote Originally Posted by suprunp View Post
    Mercedes-Benz has been overshadowed by Ford and Lexus, who are the brands...
    (I'm not sure about Ford being in the list, so it may not be the actual brand named in the programme)
    (English4U, TV Channel)

    Is it justifiable to use 'who' here?

    Thanks.
    I wouldn't. Who is for people.

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    #3

    Re: who are the brands

    I would use which, but who doesn't sound wrong to me.

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    #4

    Re: who are the brands

    I'd use "which" too, but if the rest of the article is about the people who are making things happen, "who" could work.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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