Who or That?

Is It Who or That?

When should you use Who and when should you use That?

The simple answer is:

Who is always used to refer to people.

That is always used when referring to inanimate objects.


The plant that is wilted needs water.

Scott was on the team that won first place.

That’s the girl who scored the goal.

It was my teacher who asked each child to bring a grab bag gift.

Now, it’s your turn – in the comments below, type a sentence that uses who or that.

2 thoughts on “Is It Who or That?”

  1. When the teacher asked Zeke who was the second president of the United States, he had no idea that it was John Adams.

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