Which is correct?
His classmates spread a rumor (that / which said that) he liked eating mice.
- blankLv 62 months agoFavorite Answer
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.