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    which or who or what ... more than 1.1 crore or more than 1.1 crores

    hi, needed to clear my confusion

    which is the correct usage for this question:

    Who is England's national animal?
    or
    Which is England's national animal?
    or
    What is England's national animal?

    we usually say which animal is england's national animal but when we don't use it in that manner which of the above is correct and why? What is the grammar rule for it?

    also when it comes to decimals
    which is correct

    0.5 crores or 0.5 crore
    1.5 crore or 1.5 crores

    please tell me the grammar rule for the above too?

    i am really confused with the above questions
    so please help me out with it?


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    Re: which or who or what ... more than 1.1 crore or more than 1.1 crores

    Who is England's national animal?
    Animals are not humans, so we would not use a personal pronoun.
    or
    What is England's national animal?
    Correct. Of all the animals in England, what do the English regard as their national animal?

    or
    Which is England's national animal?
    "I know the British have the bulldog spirit, and St. George slew the dragon and I've seen that on flags, but I've also seen a red lion on flags. Bulldog, dragon, or lion - which (one) is the actual national animal?"
    'which' is used in questions when the person must choose from some given alternatives.
    "Everest, Mont Blanc, and Ben Nevis are all mountains. Which one is in the UK?"
    Looking at a litter of puppies, ready to be separated from their mother and become pets; and the person asks the prospective new owner:"Which one would you like?"

    compare:
    "What do you want to be when you grow up?" (of all the jobs and professions in the world).
    "Architect or Structural Engineer - which would you rather work as?"


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    Re: which or who or what ... more than 1.1 crore or more than 1.1 crores

    hi david
    thanks for the reply regarding what which and who?
    could you also tell me whether it is 1.5 crore or 1.5 crores or 0.5 crore or 0.5 crores?

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    Re: which or who or what ... more than 1.1 crore or more than 1.1 crores

    Quote Originally Posted by indian english View Post
    hi david
    thanks for the reply regarding what which and who?
    could you also tell me whether it is 1.5 crore or 1.5 crores or 0.5 crore or 0.5 crores?
    Hi,
    My Hindi speaking Indian friends (From Rajasthan) tell me that it should be 1.5 crore and 0.5 crore.

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