which pronoun to use with ethnicities?

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Do I use "who" or "that" with ethnicities?

For example,  the Americans that eat a lot of fast food; or the Americans who eat a lot of fast food.

asked Mar 20 '13 at 18:55 jessa New member

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Whenever you are referring to people, you will use 'who'.

The Americans who eat a lot of fast food...

 

If you are referring to animals or inanimate object, you will use 'that'.

The dogs that were barking kept me awake last night.

link comment answered Mar 20 '13 at 20:29 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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