Which is correct:
generations that lived
generations who lived
Generations is a collective noun that requires a renaming antecedent or prepositional phrase for clarification. Insert the prepositional phrase and you have your answer. "Generations of people who lives..." Because people are not things. "Generations of ants that lived..." Because ants are not people. SERIOUSLY, Sanjay and Susana? /boggle.
Both are correct, but we tend to replace who for that in an informal style.
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