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Who, Which, That
Choose the correct pronoun between who and which
1) I can see a man
is wearing a costume.
2) Superman has got accessories
will enable him to fly.
3) We can see Spiderman
is flying between the building.
4) I have a comic strip
is worth £100 .
5) Peter Parker is a journalist
becomes a superhero at night.
6) Spiderman has superpowers
he uses to save people.
7) Batman is the one
fights against the Joker.
8) He has a double identity
cannot be revealed.
9) There are a lot of bats
are flying around.
10) Superman is the comics trip
I prefer.
Choose the correct pronoun between which and that
1) You can borrow the book which/that I have just finished reading.
2) The used car, which/that I bought last year, is a brown one.
3) Sophie ate the last piece of sushi which/that he was saving in the fridge.
4) The wagon, which/that he bought at a garage sale, is broken.
5) Where’s the dress which/that you plan to dress tomorrow ?
6) Please stop by the supermarket, which/that is on road 8,on your way home.
7) The whale, which/that swam into the bay, was successfully returned to the ocean.
8) Please pick up the clothes which/that you dropped off at the dry cleaners yesterday.
Brief lesson
Who, which et that sont des pronoms relatifs. Ils servent à reprendre un nom ou groupe
nominal ou un bout de phrase pour éviter une répétition.
Who et which
Ils peuvent se traduire par « qui » en français.
On utilise who pour remplacer un nom de personne et which pour un objet ou un animal.
Exs : The man who arrived is the President. This is the camera which took the picture. =>
dans les 2 cas the man et the camera font l’action dans ces phrases.
That
Il peut se traduire par « que » en français.
On l’utilise pour remplacer une personne ou une chose mais ici ce n’est pas elle qui fait
l’action.
Ex : The movie that I saw last night was amazing ! => the movie ne fait pas l’action c’est moi
qui est regardé le film la nuit dernière.
Remarques :
En anglais américain, that peut s’utiliser comme which. On ne tient alors plus compte des
règles de qui fait l’action. Mais les Américains l’utilisent le plus souvent à l’oral.
Pour des lieux on utilisera where de la même façon.
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