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    #1

    "[..] To what problems does it lead?"

    The entire sentece is:

    "For Aboriginal teenagers there are hardly any job oppourtunities. To what problems does this lead?"

    Is it correct to say: "To what problems does this lead?".

    Or shoud it rather be: "To which problems does this lead?"

    Thanks in advance

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    #2

    Re: "[..] To what problems does it lead?"

    'What' is correct. 'Which' would suggest that some of a number of previously mentioned problems are to be selected.

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    #3

    Re: "[..] To what problems does it lead?"

    And what about beginning the sentence with "To what...."? Is it OK`?

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    Re: "[..] To what problems does it lead?"

    Yes, if it follows on naturally from something else.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    #5

    Re: "[..] To what problems does it lead?"

    I would say:

    What problems does that cause?
    Last edited by Tarheel; 25-Nov-2015 at 22:12. Reason: fix spacing

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    #6

    Re: "[..] To what problems does it lead?"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Yes, if it follows on naturally from something else.
    I see.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    I would say:
    What problems does that cause?
    Oh, yes. Your version sound good but as long as they are both grammatically correct, then it is only a question of taste.

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    #7

    Re: "[..] To what problems does it lead?"

    I would prefer not to start a sentence with "To what", but maybe that's just me.

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    #8

    Re: "[..] To what problems does it lead?"

    In fact, this was the reason why I asked whether it is OK to start a sentence with "To what". It doesn't sound good to me either.
    I'll go for you version

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    #9

    Re: "[..] To what problems does it lead?"

    'To what problems does this lead?' is just fine. It means exactly the same as 'What problems does this lead to?'

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    Re: "[..] To what problems does it lead?"

    I see.

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