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    #1

    What or Which

    Hello everyone, in the following sentences which is correct (what or which)

    1- What is Canopy`s broadband platform user ranking? What solution do you have for each?

    1- Which is Canopy`s broadband platform user ranking? What solution do you have for each?

    Are both correct? do they mean the same or do both have different meanings?

    i would really apreciate your answer
    thank you
    Miriam

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    #2

    Re: What or Which

    "which" refers to a choice:

    EX: Which (one of these) is Canopy's broadband platform user ranking, X or Y?


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    Re: What or Which

    Casiopea

    thank you very much, so if i wanted i could but either what or which in this sentence and it would be correct, right?

    Miriam


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    Re: What or Which

    Casiopea

    thank you very much, so i could place either in the sentence, right?

    Miriam

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    Re: What or Which

    Quote Originally Posted by MIRIAMTTI
    Casiopea

    thank you very much, so i could place either in the sentence, right?

    Miriam
    You could, but they are not identical. 'If you ask a question with 'which', then there is a range of choices that is understod by the listener/reader, while 'what' is an open un restricted question.


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    Re: What or Which

    Tdol

    thank you very much for your help. It helped me out alot.

    thanks again
    Miriam

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    You're welcome, Miriam.

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