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    Do you remember the man and his dog ___ we met in the village?

    Do you remember the man and his dog ___ we met in the village?
    (A) that (B) who (C) which (D) X
    The answer to the question is option A. Is option D also acceptable?
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    Re: Do you remember the man and his dog ___ we met in the village?

    Yes.
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    Re: Do you remember the man and his dog ___ we met in the village?

    Option B ("who") would also be acceptable.

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    Re: Do you remember the man and his dog ___ we met in the village?

    We can use 'that' in place of 'who' as in; The man who we met/The man that we met.

    I wouldn't use 'who' in place of 'that' for non-humans (things or beings). I don't find, 'The man and his dog who we met' acceptable.
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    Re: Do you remember the man and his dog ___ we met in the village?

    Yes, but "meet" is obviously referring to the man, since one would not normally "meet" a dog. The man who we met happened to have his dog with him. I'm not saying "who" is preferable to "that" (in fact I prefer "that"); I'm saying it's possible without any loss of meaning or grammaticality.
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    Re: Do you remember the man and his dog ___ we met in the village?

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    Do you remember the man and his dog ___ we met in the village?
    (A) that (B) who (C) which (D) X
    The answer to the question is option A. Is option D also acceptable?
    If by "X" you mean you don't have to put anything in the blank, then I agree.

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