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    Hello, teachers, Which one is corect?

    hello, Teachers, WHich one is correct? Thank you!

    ----_________ Who is her daughter?
    ____The girl on the right wearing blue jeans.

    A Which B Who

    I chose B, but the answer given in the book is A.

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    Re: Hello, teachers, Which one is corect?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry12345 View Post
    hello, Teachers, WHich one is correct? Thank you!

    ----_________ Who is her daughter?
    ____The girl on the right wearing blue jeans.

    A Which B Who

    I chose B, but the answer given in the book is A.
    Both are possible.

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    Re: Hello, teachers, Which one is corect?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry12345 View Post
    hello, Teachers, WHich one is correct? Thank you!

    ----_________ Who is her daughter?
    ____The girl on the right wearing blue jeans.

    A Which B Who

    I chose B, but the answer given in the book is A.
    Both are used, true, but the author of the book chose A Which because a choice is offered; i.e., Which (of the two girls) is her daughter? The girl on the right.

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    Re: Hello, teachers, Which one is corect?

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Both are used, true, but the author of the book chose A Which because a choice is offered; i.e., Which (of the two girls) is her daughter? The girl on the right.
    This is the sort of test question I loathe. The author may well have had good reasons for preferring one form, but if the other is possible, then it is unreasonable to reject it, in my opinion.

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    Re: Hello, teachers, Which one is corect?

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Both are used, true, but the author of the book chose A Which because a choice is offered; i.e., Which (of the two girls) is her daughter? The girl on the right.
    ♥♦♣♠ NOT A TEACHER ♥♦♣♠
    Or Which (one/girl) is her daughter?, when you cannot say how many girls the author may have had in mind.

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    Re: Hello, teachers, Which one is corect?

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    This is the sort of test question I loathe. The author may well have had good reasons for preferring one form, but if the other is possible but not the best answer, then it is unreasonable to reject it is faulty logic, in my opinion too.

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    Re: Hello, teachers, Which one is corect?

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    ♥♦♣♠ NOT A TEACHER ♥♦♣♠
    Or Which (one/girl) is her daughter?, when you cannot say how many girls the author may have had in mind.
    Right. There's a choice. Nice addition, engee30.

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    Re: Hello, teachers, Which one is corect?

    If the test is aimed at intermediate level or above, perhaps it's OK. For anybody below that level it's not obvious why it's better to point at a photo of some girls and say "Which one is her daughter?" rather than "Who (amongst them) is her daughter" is . They will, after all, hear both from native speakers.

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    Re: Hello, teachers, Which one is corect?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    If the test is aimed at intermediate level or above, perhaps it's OK. For anybody below that level it's not obvious why it's better to point at a photo of some girls and say "Which one is her daughter?" rather than "Who (amongst them) is her daughter" is . They will, after all, hear both from native speakers.
    They will indeed, and why not? Who is just as likely a choice as which in spoken language, but of those two possible choices, should we ask, "Which is the best answer?" or "What is the best answer?" *What of those questions reflects conversational language and which formal language?

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    Re: Hello, teachers, Which one is corect?

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    They will indeed, and why not? Who is just as likely a choice as which in spoken language, but of those two possible choices, should we ask, "Which is the best answer?" or "What is the best answer?" *What of those questions reflects conversational language and which formal language?
    It's so often a matter of opinion. For example:

    Of those two possible choices, which is the ------ answer? A. better.....B. best

    I'd go for A; you, it seems, would go for B.

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