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The Cat Who Wears Contacts

Ernest is a 15-year-old cat who lives at a shelter in Godshill on the Isle of Wight. He suffers from entropion, a condition where the eyelids roll inward and cause inflammation. Surgery might correct the condition, but veterinarians were concerned about how such an old cat would react to an anesthetic. The solution? Contact lenses!
Centre manager Paula Sadler, 56, said: 'Before Earnest was given the contact lenses he was quite squinty and had trouble seeing where he was going.

'Now his eyes have opened up and he has a new lease of life.

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"The Cat Who Wears Contacts ... Ernest is a 15-year-old cat who lives at a shelter in Godshill on the Isle of Wight."

Both in the title of this thread and in its first sentence, the pronoun, "who," is used. [Look up and read again.] The pronoun, "that," should have been used instead of "who" -- for two reasons:

1. The context calls for the word that is used to start a "restrictive clause." The proper word is "that."

2. Even if the context had called for the kind of word that is used to start a "non-restrictive clause," "who" would have been the wrong choice. The proper word would have been, "which." The word, "who," is used only to refer to PERSONS (i.e., divine, angelic, or human beings). The word, "who," is NOT used to refer to impersonal things (such as cats).

Nowadays, some people with an ill-trained ability to perceive facts wrongly consider some things (such as plants and animals) to be persons, so they mistakenly use personal pronouns, such as "he" or "she" (instead of "it") and "who" (instead of "which").
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I don't know about others but I come here to read story related comments. Not for a lengthy English lesson that should have been directed to the writers of the article. I was not impressed in the least.

Miss Cellania

"Hey, my ability to perceive facts wrongly is not ill-trained! I am a master at perceiving facts wrongly!"

Bravo!
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Poor thing.. He spent majority of his life squinting and barely seeing at all... imagine how he feels now that he can open his eyes wide! :)
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I was wondering how they knew what prescription to use. Don't contacts use prescriptions like eyeglasses?
I guess even a plain 2X or 3X could be a great improvement.

BTW this story was really an AWH story. Once in a while mankind does something really nice.
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Does he take them out every night?

Don't mind AnUnSi; there just weren't any abortion stories to complain about this week.
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