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12.8 Who, Which, and That as Subjects

When who, which, or that acts as the subject of a clause, the key to its number lies in the word being modified by the clause.

Here's the girl {who shovels snow}.
Here are the girls {who shovel snow}.

Who, which, or that can play two parts at the same time: dependent word and subject of a dependent clause. In such a case, the verb must agree with the word that the clause modifies.

The hot water faucet, {which has been dripping for days}, is hard to fix.
None of the pipes {that lead to the sink} seem to have shut-off valves.

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