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Choose the most appropriate alternative from the options given below to complete the following sentence:

Suresh’s dog is the one ––––––––– was hurt in the stampede.

  1. that
  2. which
  3. who
  4. whom
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A. that

Who and whom are people, not dogs.

Regarding that and which...

Restrictive Clause—That

restrictive clause is just part of a sentence that you can't get rid of because it specifically restricts some other part of the sentence. Here's an example:

  • Gems that sparkle often elicit forgiveness.

The words that sparkle restrict the kind of gems you're talking about. Without them, the meaning of the sentence would change. Without them, you'd be saying that all gems elicit forgiveness, not just the gems that sparkle. (And note that you don't need commas around the words that sparkle.)

Nonrestrictive Clause—Which

nonrestrictive clause is something that can be left off without changing the meaning of the sentence. You can think of a nonrestrictive clause as simply additional information. Here's an example:

  • Diamonds, which are expensive, often elicit forgiveness.
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That's very nice explanation. Learned something :)

But Marks were given for all for GATE 2012 for this question.
Why is that @gatecse , is the question wrong?
@Srinath-Sri no idea :)

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