"He is a person with great empathy for..." vs. "He is a person who has great empathy for..."

Stratty

New Member
Spanish
#1
  • "He is a person with great empathy for..."
  • "He is a person who has great empathy for..."
  • ("He is a person that has great empathy for...")

Are these fully interchangeable? Which is more common or reads better? Thanks!
 

The Newt

Senior Member
English - US
#2
You haven't given us a full sentence but I see nothing wrong with the first two. We try to avoid "that" when referring to people.
 

Stratty

New Member
Spanish
#4
Thanks!

I just wanted to make sure both constructions were equally correct and that both read equally well. To give more context and turn it into a full sentence, I will reword it a bit:
  • He is a father with great empathy for all the world's children.
  • He is a father who has great empathy for all the world's children.
Are these equal in meaning, readability, and even commonality?
 
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