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    Who / Which

    Who / Which is taller, Brendon or Benny?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Who / Which

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    Who / Which is taller, Brendon or Benny?

    Thanks in advance.
    Of course "Who is taller:Brenden or Benny?" Who is for people, which is for things and animals.

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    Re: Who / Which

    Thanks. For a moment, I was confused by story about animals. In such stories, the animals talk, so 'who' is used to refer to them.

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    Re: Who / Which

    You can use "which" where the reference is indirect, e.g.

    1. "I measured the twins yesterday." "And which (one) was taller?"
    2. "I measured the twins yesterday. Which would you say is taller?"
    3. "I know that one of your sons is at Eton; but I can't remember which."

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    Re: Who / Which

    Quote Originally Posted by MrPedantic View Post
    You can use "which" where the reference is indirect, e.g.

    1. "I measured the twins yesterday." "And which (one) was taller?"
    2. "I measured the twins yesterday. Which would you say is taller?"
    3. "I know that one of your sons is at Eton; but I can't remember which."

    MrP
    "Which one" isn't equal to "who" in this case.

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    Re: Who / Which

    Hi Harry

    It seems you disagree with Pedantic's reply, but his explanation seems logical.

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