Results 1 to 5 of 5
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Russian
      • Home Country:
      • United Arab Emirates
      • Current Location:
      • Poland

    • Join Date: Dec 2015
    • Posts: 6
    #1

    Question Which vs Who

    - Is there any gracious soul who would like to share ......
    - Is there any gracious soul which would like to share ......


    Which sentence is correct?

  1. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,838
    #2

    Re: Which vs Who

    As a general rule, if you're talking about people, use "who". If you're talking about things, use "which". There is some argument over which to use for pets. Many people refer to their cats and dogs (for example) using "who" because they consider those animals to be part of the family and, therefore, people.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Russian
      • Home Country:
      • United Arab Emirates
      • Current Location:
      • Poland

    • Join Date: Dec 2015
    • Posts: 6
    #3

    Re: Which vs Who

    In my case I was referring to people, requesting some kind of help, so in this case the first option is correct?

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 24,479
    #4

    Re: Which vs Who

    Yes, but note the correct punctuation:

    Is there any gracious soul who would like to share ...?

  2. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,838
    #5

    Re: Which vs Who

    Quote Originally Posted by PureEvil View Post
    In my case I was referring to people, requesting some kind of help, so in this case is the first option is correct?
    Note the correct construction for a question with regard to the position of the word "is".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •