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# Can 'which' refer to Bear.Shouldn't it be 'who' instead of

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Can 'which' refer to Bear.Shouldn't it be 'who' instead of which??
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21 Jul 2009, 03:11
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A. After ";" must go clause. We see correct clause construction (clause has subject, object & verb). Problem with pronouns (they, them - whom do they search for, who searches?)
B. After ";" must go clause. We see phrase.
C. 'Overturning rocks' modifies bears. Thus, it must be connected with bears with 'which' or 'who'
D. Problem with pronouns (they, them - whom do they search for, who searches?)
E. Right connection. (which). All errors are corrected, and no errors are added - right one

Relative pronouns who, which can refer to people/animals.
Relative pronouns that, which can refer to things.
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21 Jul 2009, 04:03
2nitindas: please do not post OA in the first message. It would be better for others to investigate the question and work out their own answer. Consider posting OA at the end of discussion.
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21 Jul 2009, 05:14
DenisSh wrote:
A. After ";" must go clause. We see correct clause construction (clause has subject, object & verb). Problem with pronouns (they, them - whom do they search for, who searches?)
B. After ";" must go clause. We see phrase.
C. 'Overturning rocks' modifies bears. Thus, it must be connected with bears with 'which' or 'who'
D. Problem with pronouns (they, them - whom do they search for, who searches?)
E. Right connection. (which). All errors are corrected, and no errors are added - right one

Relative pronouns who, which can refer to people/animals.
Relative pronouns that, which can refer to things.

Denissh could you plz post the source for the below

Relative pronouns who, which can refer to people/animals.
Relative pronouns that, which can refer to things.

Thx
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21 Jul 2009, 05:58
shrutisingh wrote:
Denissh could you plz post the source for the below
Relative pronouns who, which can refer to people/animals.
Relative pronouns that, which can refer to things.
Thx

Sorry, below is right version:
Relative pronouns who, that can refer to people/animals.
Relative pronouns which, that can refer to things.

English uses it to refer to animals. So 'which' correctly refers to 'bears'.
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22 Jul 2009, 03:27
can somebody support the below

English uses it to refer to animals. So 'which' correctly refers to 'bears'.

with more examples

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22 Jul 2009, 22:30
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shrutisingh wrote:
can somebody support the below
English uses it to refer to animals. So 'which' correctly refers to 'bears'.
Thx

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define. ... &dict=CALD
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23 Jul 2009, 02:48
E.
"to find them" in other choices is wrong.
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