San
Lv 5

Which is correct?

His classmates spread a rumor (that / which said that) he liked eating mice.

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    Lv 6
    2 months ago
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    Hey San!

    While acknowleging up front that many will say both are fine, strictly speaking, only "His classmates spread a rumor that he liked eating mice," is correct.

    May will aver that "which said that" is everyday speech and therefore fine - BUT rumors don't "say" anything.   People say things.

    Hope this helps.

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