What sounds better? Or which one is correct?

There are two people one of which is left-handed.

There are two people one of them is left-handed.

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    The second one is ungrammatical because it's two separate clauses ("there are two people" and "one of them is left-handed") run together with no conjunction or semicolon. "There are two people and one of them is left-handed" would be grammatical, though.
    – stangdon
    Jan 5, 2017 at 19:21

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If you must choose between "which" of "them" then

There are two people one of them is left-handed.

would be better, but

There are two people one of whom is left-handed.

would be best.

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    Just remember to punctuate your choice correctly: There are two people; one of them is left-handed (semi-colon), or There are two people, one of whom is left-handed (comma).
    – Roger
    Jan 5, 2017 at 19:22

" we can say

There are two people.One of them is left-handed, but I don't know who he is.

or There are two persons. The one ,which is left-handed , is a teacher.

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    Welcome to ELL! Answers on ELL should be written to the best of your ability with special attention paid to spelling, punctuation, and using complete sentences. You have numerous errors in your answer. Please edit it to correct them.
    – ColleenV
    Jan 7, 2017 at 15:52

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