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    Using the Right Word: who, which, that

    Monday, October 18, 2010

    Who always refers to people. Which refers to nonliving objects or animals, never to people. That may refer to people, animals, or nonliving objects. In formal writing, use that to introduce restrictive (necessary) clauses and which to introduce nonrestrictive (unnecessary) clauses. (See page 4.)

    The Altina Fitness Center, which was built last year, is filled to capacity after work.
    The exercise and yoga classes that are offered there are especially popular.

    (From Write for Business, 2nd edition, page 302, and Proofreader's Guide PDF, page 52)