Who or That?
Exemple : ‘’The person who left their purse on the table needs to return to pick it up.’’
The pronouns “who” and “that” are often confused. “Who” is generally used as a pronoun to represent people. There is debate regarding whether animals should be referred to using “who” or not and it really is a matter of choice although editorials and publications tend to refer to them with the pronoun “that.”
Exemple : ‘’The house that you bought is falling down.’’
“That” can also be used to refer to humans, it is down to personal choice, although it is much more common to use the pronoun “who” in this case. “That” is generally used to refer to anything other than humans, for example; inanimate objects, plants, countries…