APA Fact of the Week: That & Who

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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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