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Chapter 27. Misused words > Other common mistakes

Other common mistakes

“Which,” “that,” and “who”

Although “which,” “that,” and “who” are not homonyms, people frequently use them interchangeably. However, the word “that” should only refer to people or things, “which” should only refer to objects or things, and “who” should never refer to anything but people.

A few more helpful tips for differentiating between “which” and “that” include:


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