‘What’ and ‘Which’ for Questions
Which one is your computer? / What color is your computer?
As seen in the title, “What” and “Which” are used to ask questions for singular and plural nouns. With a few differences:
- “What” is used more in general statements/questions with many possibilities, while “which” is used in questions with fewer possibilities.
- Usages of “What”:
“What kind of horse do you know…” = what kind of horse do you know?
“What size do you wear?” = what size do you wear?
“What time” = what time
“What color” = what color
“What questions” = what questions
“What book, game, film, etc……..”
- Usages of “Which”:
“Which of the questions” = which of the questions
“Which of them….” = which of them…
“Which one do you want?” = which one do you want?
“Which music do you like, Pop or Folk?” = which music do you like, Pop or Folk?
“Which player is winning?” = which player is winning?
Hello, welcome to the “Quiz show”! What questions will you answer today? Let me tell you. You will have 3 kinds of questions. One of them is about sports. The other is about food, and the last one is about the city where you live. Which one is the first?
Okay! Which team is starting first? Okay, the Blue Team first. Here is your question:
Which teams are playing in the Champions League Semi-final match?
– Manchester United and Barcelona.
Which of them do you think will win?
– I think Barcelona will win.