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Q. The orator put most of the audience, which was

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Q. The orator put most of the audience, which was uninterested in the lecture, to sleep.

Here why do we use "which" instead of "who" ? Which is thought was to be used when we refer to things and who when we refer people.
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GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V37
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Q. The orator put most of the audience, which was uninterested in the lecture, to sleep.

Here why do we use "which" instead of "who" ? Which is thought was to be used when we refer to things and who when we refer people.

Who refers to people. That and which refer to GROUPS or things

The band, which played my favorite song.
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