Re: that vs who

Subject: Re: that vs who
From: Milan Davidovic <milan -dot- lists -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2009 11:54:56 -0400

Grammar Girl has written on this:

You could probably extend her investigation, if you were so inclined.

Milan Davidovic

On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 12:50 AM, Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net> wrote:
> "Any user >who< desires good results follows the instructions carefully."
> "Any user >that< desires good results follows the instructions carefully."
> I encounter both of these constructions in everyday use, and have the
> feeling that "who" is the correct usage. What accounts for the use of
> "that" in referring to people? Is there a rule that confirms my
> preference for "who" or one (of which I'm unaware) that prescribes "that"?


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