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That or who?

Sometimes, people make mistakes using “that” when referring to specific persons. The general rule is that is used to refer to any persons and not a specific person. For example:

The people that go to the opera are usually well-educated.

This example refers to people in general so “that” is aceptable. You can use “who” instead of “that”. Both are correct.

The person who bought the Ferrari was a member of Podemos. Here the person is specific and “who” is correct.

As a general rule, it is better to use “who”, as “that” can be incorrect or odd (extraño) in some contexts.