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    Lenka is offline Senior Member
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    news - which/what/?

    Let’s imagine a dialog between two people:
    A: Hey, I’ve got sme good news for you!
    B: Really? And what/which/? (are they) ?

    => my question is: how should person B answer, if the person wants to know the news? I guess neither the answer what… and which… is all right.

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    Re: news - which/what/?

    What is it? (news- singular)
    Which' is used when we have an understood range of possibilities- in your example, I don't know.

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    Re: news - which/what/?

    Yes, but when we say "some news" we mean some kind of news, don't we? And if we say "some KIND" than we must ask: "which (kind) is it", don't we?

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    Re: news - which/what/?

    You want to know what the news was (the facts), not the type (you already know- good)

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