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    Smile who or what

    The company is looking for a manager to take charge of the laboratory.
    What is the company looking for? or who is the company looking for?

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    Re: who or what

    Quote Originally Posted by daisy1352 View Post
    The company is looking for a manager to take charge of the laboratory.
    What is the company looking for? or who is the company looking for?
    Who is the company looking for?

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    Re: who or what

    Or, "What kind of a person is the company looking for?"


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    Re: who or what

    Quote Originally Posted by daisy1352 View Post
    The company is looking for a manager to take charge of the laboratory.
    What is the company looking for? or who is the company looking for?
    The first one, using 'what' sounds the most natural to me.

    A: What is the company looking for, grunt labor or managers?

    B: The company is looking for a manager to take charge of the laboratory and some grunt labor for the maintenance staff.

    Using 'who' focuses in on an individual or on the more specific qualifications of individuals.

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