Which is correct:

generations that lived


generations who lived

asked Jul 03 '14 at 05:21 Ragin Cajun New member

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.

Aaron PrejeanJul 07 '14 at 23:35

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Both are correct, but we tend to replace who for that in an informal style.

link comment answered Jul 05 '14 at 22:23 Susana Pinto New member

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