There Was/There Were || Clauses with Who and That
When we want to say that something existed or happened we use there was or there were.
There was (singular and non – countable nouns)
There were (plural and countable nouns)
There was + not = there wasn’t
There were + not = there weren’t
- There was a nice party last semester.
- There were a lot of people in the stadium last night.
There was/ were + Complementizer + Expression of past time
Clauses with “Who and That”
In English when we refer to people we use “who” and when we refer to things we use “that” to join two ideas.
That is the man.
That is the man who
This is the car.
My father bought last summer.
This is the car that my father bought last summer.
But when we have personal pronouns in the subject of the first clause, we have to use “who“. However, ometimes people use that instead of who in informal situations.
He is the boy.
Won the contest.
He is the boy that
won the contest.
She is the doctor.
Operated on my friend.
She is the doctor that
operated on my friend.