That and Who I heard someone in a movie said “I talked to many people in Pocatello that knew him.” Instead of “that,” could I use “who” in the line? I talked to many people in Pocatello who knew him. If I can use “who” there as well, what’s the difference between “who” and “that” in the line?
Jun 16, 2019 9:31 AM
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Yes, you could use 'who' in this sentence. In a defining relative clause, you can use either 'that' or 'who' to refer to a person. In a non-defining clause, you can only use 'who' for a person. For example, "The mayor of Pocatello, who knew him well, was very helpful to me." You cannot use 'that' in this construction.
June 16, 2019
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