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  1. Lordblizzard's Avatar
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    #1

    "We are replacing one amazing great judge with [what]we hope will be half as good

    I heard the following sentence on a news channel.

    "We are replacing one amazing great judge with what we hope will be half as good a judge"

    My question is :

    why "what" ? . We are talking about a person here .Shouldn't it be "who" ?
    Last edited by Lordblizzard; 16-Apr-2017 at 23:37.

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    #2

    Re: "We are replacing one amazing great judge with [what]we hope will be half as good

    Quote Originally Posted by Lordblizzard View Post
    I heard the following sentence on a news channel.

    "We are replacing one amazing great judge with what we hope will be half as good a judge"

    My question is :

    why "what" ? . We are talking about a person here .Shouldn't it be "who" ?
    I don't think it should be "who" but it would increase clarity if "what" was replaced by "a person who."

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    #3

    Re: "We are replacing one amazing great judge with [what]we hope will be half as good

    Who is not possible there.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: "We are replacing one amazing great judge with [what]we hope will be half as good

    I would use "one" or "someone" instead of "what".
    NOT A TEACHER. Translator and editor, and I hold a TESOL certificate. Native speaker of American English (West Coast)

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