APA Fact of the Week: That & Who


Posted June 19, 2015

APA Fact of the Week: That & Who

Use that (or in some instances which) to refer to objects and nonhuman animals. Use who to refer to human beings, including collected groups or categories (students, participants, warriors, etc.).

 

Example: Correct use of that

 

The lizards that were used in the first experiment were not used in the second experiment.

 

Example: Correct use of who

 

Students who had only seen the first two Alien movies were included in the study.


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