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    Cool Which or what?

    Hello!

    First, I would like to say thank you for helping me.

    Second, here is my question: in the following which is better "what" or "which", please?

    -Which/What is the ugliest city you know?

    Thank you
    Will

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    Re: Which or what?

    Not a teacher.

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello!

    First, I would like to say thank you for helping me.

    Second, here is my question: in the following which is better "what" or "which", please?

    -Which/What is the ugliest city you know?

    Thank you
    Will
    If you had a list of cities and you were to choose one of them, for example,

    "Tokyo, Islamabad, New York, I don't know which is the most beautiful".

    Else, you would say, "What is the most beautiful city around the world".

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    Re: Which or what?

    Either one.

    "Which" is usually used for when there are limited choices, and "cities you know" limits the choices. However, there are so many chocies that "What" works too.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Which or what?

    Which, I think. And if you have to select from a list then Which of these.... You can also say ''Name the ugliest city.''


    -not a teacher

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