WHO and THAT
We see these two words get mixed up a lot. Quite simply:
Who is for people, That is for things. (Usually... He he!)
Incorrect - There was a boy in my class that used to pick his nose.
Correct - There was a boy in my class who used to pick his nose.
Incorrect - Philip was my old friend that stole my bike.
Correct - Philip was my old friend who stole my bike.
Every Wednesday and Saturday we bring you an edit tip of the day. Be sure to check out the archives for our popular summer series of SHOW DON'T TELL workshops!