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    which or what

    Jack took part in the contest and, ______ is more surprising, won the first prize.
    A. what B. which

    The answer is B. Is it naturally written? Does "which" refer to "won the first prize"?

    I got confused for the following sentence:

    Jack took part in the contest and, what's more, won the first prize.

    So I chose A.

    Can you point out my mistake?

    Thank you!


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    Re: which or what

    Only 'what' is acceptable here, since a sentential 'which' can only follow, not precede, its referent (here, the ensuing clause (he) won first prize).


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