when should you use, who, and when should you use, that?

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    robbiesyardposted 8 years ago

    when should you use, who, and when should you use, that?

    in response to a a argument about using you're and your, a person replied, "To every that keeps getting it wrong...". Is this correct grammar?

  2. Patty Inglish, MS profile image91
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 8 years ago

    English grammar can be difficult and confusing, but it can reduce us to giggles in the processing of sorting it all. Here are some guidelines for the use of "who" and "that" in good sentences. read more

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    Springboardposted 8 years ago

    You should use "who" when referring to a person, and "that" when referring to an object.

    For example, consider this correct usage for an animal:

         "Which squirrel do you want to kill?"

         "The one that got into my bird house." as opposed to "The one WHO got into my bird house."

    Who is incorrect because "who" refers to a person.

    Consider this second passage:

         "Which person do you want to kill?"

         "The mean one who killed that squirrel that got into my bird house."

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