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

Stratty

New Member
Spanish
  • "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
    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
    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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