which代指职业类名词


【问】

His sister has become a lawyer, ____ he also wanted to be.(2005年湖北卷29题)

A. who     B. which

答案:B

问题:painter是“画家”,为什么不用who指代?

【答】

这里的lawyer是一种“职业”,而不是某个“人”。指代“职业,身份”类的含义,通常用which而不是who。再如:

  • He is determined to be a lawyer after graduation, which is one of the most rewarding jobs on the planet. 他决定毕业后做律师,律师是世界上回报最高的职业。