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    What/Which colleges in india are run by...

    Do both the following sentences mean the same? If not, what's the difference?

    1- Which colleges in India are run by the right wing students group?

    2- What colleges in India are run by the right wing students group?
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    Re: What/Which colleges in india are run by...

    Is there only one "right-wing students' group"?

    You need to capitalise "India" every time you write it. The same is true for all proper nouns.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What/Which colleges in india are run by...

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Is there only one "right-wing students' group"?

    You need to capitalise "India" every time you write it. The same is true for all proper nouns.
    There is only one 'right-wing students' group'. Are both the sentences correct?

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    Re: What/Which colleges in india are run by...

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Is there only one "right-wing students' group"?

    You need to capitalise "India" every time you write it. The same is true for all proper nouns.
    Can someone please confirm if both the sentences are correct?

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    Re: What/Which colleges in india are run by...

    I think they are correct but used in different contexts.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: What/Which colleges in india are run by...

    I'd only use #1 (but add an apostrophe as ems did).

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    Re: What/Which colleges in india are run by...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I'd only use #1 (but add an apostrophe as ems did).
    Thank you Rover. Is the second one using 'what' incorrect? I read that 'which' is used to choose a item/items from a number of items and 'what' is used when items are not mentioned. Can you please tell me why the second one is wrong?

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    Re: What/Which colleges in india are run by...

    And you went right ahead and posted the same question on another forum!

    https://www.englishforums.com/Englis...mbrvz/post.htm

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    Re: What/Which colleges in india are run by...

    Sorry, I didn't get the reply I needed to understand the difference between the two sentences so I posted it on that site.

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