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    "I have had a great deal of help from my parents and both of my sisters in doing my

    Are these two sentences correct?

    "I have had a great deal of help from my parents and both of my sisters in doing my research, and it is my family that/who I dedicate this thesis to."


    "I have had a great deal of help from my parents and both of my sisters in doing my research, and it is to my family that/who I dedicate this thesis."


    Thanks in advanced.
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    Re: "I have had a great deal of help from my parents and both of my sisters in doing

    I much prefer the second.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "I have had a great deal of help from my parents and both of my sisters in doing

    Yes - and it has to be 'that' - not 'who'.

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    Re: "I have had a great deal of help from my parents and both of my sisters in doing

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Yes - and it has to be 'that' - not 'who'.
    According to some grammar books that I read, in it-cleft sentences we can use 'who' or 'where' in informal style. I suppose it is because 'my family' is the object of the verb, not subject of the verb, we are not allowed to use 'who', and it is incorrect to use it. Am I right?
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