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    Question Is that correct?

    Someone told me that I could not use "who" to instead of "what" in follwing sentence, is that correct? and why?
    "Most of what we call geniuses are successful only because they work very hard."
    Another question is that I don't know which one is right:
    What have we said----her so happy?
    A.makes B.to make C.made D.has made
    By the way, can I say: "What we have said made her so happy?" And why?
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    Re: Is that correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by jenny,Mei View Post
    Someone told me that I could not use "who" to instead of "what" in follwing sentence, is that correct? and why?
    "Most of what we call geniuses are successful only because they work very hard."

    I would prefer to use "those" in this sentence. Neither "what" nor "who" is correct.

    Another question is that I don't know which one is right:
    What have we said----her so happy?
    A.makes B.to make C.made D.has made
    By the way, can I say: "What we have said made her so happy?" And why?

    It is a question - "What have we said to make her so happy?"

    If the sentence is a statement of fact, the other three can be used, but not "to make".


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